Two foreign-based professionals Onome Ebi and Desire Oparanozie topped the list of 18 member Super Falcons players named by coach Edwin Okon for the Africa Women Championship, AWC, qualifier against Rwanda this weekend in Kigali.
Conspicuously missing in the team that are expected to travel on Wednesday to Rwanda via Addis Ababa are Gloria Ofoegbu, Lilian Cole, Uchechi Sunday and Glory Iroka.
Surprised inclusion in the squad are captain of the U-17 Women squad that got to the quarter-final of the recently concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup, Chiwendu Ihezuo and two members of the U-20 women team the Falconets, Asisat Oshoala and Yetunde Adeboyejo also made the squad.
Executive Committee member of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dili Onyedinma will lead out the team that comprise four coaches and six officials.
The team will depart the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Wednesday afternoon aboard an Ethiopian airline flight to Addis-Ababa before connecting a flight to Kigali.
Falcons’ full squad:
GOALKEEPERS: Precious Dede, Ibubeleye Whyte
DEFENDERS : Onome Ebi, Blessing Edoho, Ngozi Ebere, Mariam Ibrahim, Josephine Chukwunonye
MIDFIELDERS :Evelyn Nwabuoku, Onyinyechi Ohadugha, Ngozi Okobi, Azizat Oshoala, Ceceilia Nku, Chioma Wogu, Stella Mbachu, Esther Sunday.
STRIKERS :Desire Oparanozie, Chiwendu Ihezuo, Yetunde Adeboyejo.