Oshoala, Oparanozie Return To Falcons Squad For Cyprus Cup

Oshoala, Oparanozie Return To Falcons Squad For Cyprus Cup

The Super Falcons’ will depart the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday to take part in the annual Cyprus Women’s Cup tournament scheduled to begin on Wednesday, 27th February in Larnaca.

Head Coach, Thomas Dennerby has selected 24 players for the tournament. The tournament will also feature South Africa, Mexico, Italy, Finland, Belgium, Slovakia, Korea DPR, Czech Republic, Thailand, Hungary and Austria.

The Super Falcons’ first match of the tournament is against Austria, on the evening of Wednesday, 27th February, before further games against Slovakia (Friday, 1st March) and Belgium (Monday, 4th March) in the group phase stage.

The final match of the competition has been fixed for Wednesday, 6th March, as well as other classification matches (from 3rd – 12th).

Players and officials are scheduled to arrive in Abuja on Friday, with training sessions scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday morning, before departure on Sunday evening.

The delegation will sleep in Cairo on Sunday and arrive in Larnaca on Monday.

Former African Woman Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala and fellow striker Desire Oparanozie, who both missed the China Women’s Tournament in January, have been included in the 24 –member squad this time.


Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi; Christy Ohiaeriaku; Chiamaka Nnadozie

Defenders: Glory Ogbonna; Onome Ebi; Faith Michael; Osinachi Ohale; Josephine Chukwunonye; Ngozi Ebere

Midfielders: Ngozi Okobi; Amarachi Okoronkwo; Rita Chikwelu; Halimatu Ayinde; Cecilia Nku

Forwards: Anam Imo; Asisat Oshoala; Chinwendu Ihezuo; Rasheedat Ajibade; Francisca Ordega; Chinaza Uchendu; Alice Ogebe; Alice Ogebe; Ini-Abasi Umotong; Uchenna Kanu

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