Super Falcons hit Abidjan for WAFU Cup of Nations

Super Falcons hit Abidjan for WAFU Cup of Nations

Nigeria’s senior women national team, the Super Falcons, have landed in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan for the 2018 WAFU Cup of Nations tournament starting on Wednesday.

Eight-time African champions the  Super Falcons arrived in Abidjan on Monday ahead of the 2018 WAFU Cup of Nations which begins on Wednesday.

According to a communique released by the NFF spokesman, Ademola Olajire, the team’s new coach Thomas Dennerby led the Nigerian delegation consisting of 21 players.

The recently appointed Coach, Thomas Dennerby was at the head of the contingent, which also had assistant coaches Wemimo Mathew and Maureen Madu, the team doctor and the physiotherapist.

Meanwhile, Assistant Coach Omobolanle Taiwo and Team Administrator Modupe Shabi will join the team on Wednesday.

Veteran midfielder Osarenoma Igbinovia, who turns out for Bayelsa Queens FC, led the playing body that also included Joy Jegede, Rasheedat Ajibade, Chioma Wogu, Amarachi Okoronkwo, Glory Ogbonna, Kemi Famuditi and Anam Imo.

Eight-time African champions Falcons will play their first match of the competition on Thursday against the senior women national team of Benin Republic, starting from 3 pm Cote d’Ivoire time (4 pm Nigeria). They will then tackle Senegal on Saturday, 17th February and Togo on Monday, 19th February.

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