Nigeria's Falcons squad named for Olympic qualifiers
Posted: 28 September 2011 Time: 13:40
Super Falcons coach Uche Eucharia has called up 27 players for next month's Olympic qualifying second leg match against Cameroon.
The squad has 27 players from the domestic league and six playing abroad. Veteran forward Perpetua Nkwocha leads the list of six foreign-based professionals, while skipper Precious Dede is at the top of the domestic player pile. The squad are expected to start the first instalment of a two-phased training camp on September 29 at Millenium Hotel, Abuja. The second phase will hold at Abeokuta, Ogun State. Nigeria travel to Cameroon with a slim 2-1 lead from the first leg, with the winner of the two-legged tie joining South Africa at next year's Olympic Games. THE SQUAD: DOMESTIC PLAYERS GOALKEEPERS: Precious Dede (Rivers Angels), Tochukwu Oluehi(Sunshine Queens), White Ebubeleye (Rivers Angels), Ezinne Mbalisi(Delta Queens) DEFENDERS: Josephine Chukwunonye(Rivers Angels), Gladys Akpa (Sunshine Queens), Blessing Edoho(Rivers Angels), Gloria Ofoegbu(Rivers Angels), Joy Jegede(Delta Queens), Rose Umeh(Nasarawa Amazons), Chinaza Nhetewesi(Sunshine Queens), Augusta Egwim(Delta Queens), Osinachi Ohale(Delta Queens) MIDFIELDERS: Gloria Iroka (Rivers Angels), Ebere Orji(Rivers Angels), Martina Ohadugha(Rivers Angels), Francesca Ordega(Bayelsa Queens), Evelyn Nwabuoku(Rivers Angels), Rebecca Kalu(Rivers Angels), Stella Mbachu(Rivers Angels), Cecilia Nku(Bayelsa Queens), Vera Okolo(Delta Queens) ATTACKERS: Desire Oparanozie (Delta Queens), Amenze Aighewi (Rivers Angels), Oshoala Asisat(FC Robo,Lagos), Chioma Nwagwu (Sunshine Queens), Esther Edem (Sunshine Queens) EURO-BASED PLAYERS: Perpetua Nkwocha (Sunnana SK –Sweden), Faith Ikidi(Pitea IF –Sweden), Onome Ebi(Atasehir Belediyesi Sports Club –Turkey), Rita Chikwelu(Umea IK – Sweden), Helen Ukaonu(Sunnana SK –Sweden), Uchechi Sunday(FC Neunkirch –Switzerland)