By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye
Head Coach Florence Omagbemi has invited 30 players to the Abuja camp of the senior women national football team to heighten Nigeria’s preparations for the 10th African Women Championship (AWC).
Blackface News confirmed that the players are made up of eight overseas-based professionals and 22 home-based players.
Reigning African Woman Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala is the most prominent of the overseas-based contingent while Osinachi Ohale leads the home-based group.
The AWC, also known as the Women Africa Cup of Nations, holds in Cameroon from Nov. 19 to December 3.
Below is the list of all the invited players:
Home-based players: Ibubeleye Whyte, Osinachi Ohale, Gladys Akpa, Ugo Njoku, Chioma Wogu, Glory Iroka (Rivers Angels); Blessing Edoho (Pelican Stars); Osarenoma Igbinovia, Alaba Jonathan (Bayelsa United)
Nkemakola Uwandu (Inneh Queens); Rita Akarekor, Alice Ogodo (Delta Queens); Seun Bello, Maureen Toyla (Confluence Queens); Nnenna Eke (Ibom Angels)
Gladys Abasi, Sherifat Saheed, Yetunde Aluko, Ijeoma Obi (Sunshine Queens); Anam Imo (Nasarawa Amazons); Nnenna Julius, Chioma Nwankwo (Adamawa Queens).
Overseas-based players: Rita Chikwelu (Umea IK, Sweden); Ngozi Okobi (Vittsjo FC, Sweden); Faith Ikidi (Pitea IF, Sweden); Ngozi Ebere (PSG Ladies, France)
Others are Evelyn Nwabuoku (Avant Guingamp, France); Desire Oparanozie (Avant Guingamp, France); Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit, USA); Asisat Oshoala (Arsenal Ladies).