Super Falcons arrives ahead of Scorpions clash

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

African football serial champions the Super Falcons of Nigeria have arrived in Banjul on board Air Peace for their much-anticipated fray with Gambia’s Senior Female Scorpions on Wednesday.

The team arrived early Monday morning as they prepare to take on the female Scorpions for the first leg of the second and final round of qualifiers for a spot at the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations to be hosted by Ghana. The game will start at 4pm prompt at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

Gambia Football Federation (GFF) said entrance to the stadium will be free, saying that is targeted to encourage people to come out in numbers to cheer the team.

This is the first time the two sides are meeting at such level but the only difference is that Nigeria has more experienced players than The Gambia even when it comes to women football.

The Super Falcons had their first training session on Monday evening at the FIFA Goal Project. They are expected to have their final training today (Tuesday) at the Independence Stadium.

The return leg will take place at the Agege Stadium, Lagos on Monday 11th June.

The Gambian side is coached by Mariama Bom Sowe who has been preparing her team as well. The Gambian team is currently camped at the Football Hotel in Yundum.

Below is the list of the Nigerian team:

Goalkeepers:

Toochukwu Oluehi, Christy Ohiaeriaku and Alaba Jonathan.

Defenders:

Onome Ebi, Faith Ikidi, Josephine Chukwunonye, Glory Ogbonna, Christy Ucheibe and Joy Jerry.

Midfielders:

Osaronema Igbinovia, Ngozi Ebere, Sonia Okobi, Halimat Ayinde, and Amarachi Okoronkwo.

Attackers:

Desire Oparanozie, Assisat Oshoala, Francesca Ordega, Esther Sunday, Anam Imo and Chinaza Uchendu.

Author: Alieu Ceesay