Nigeria women’s coach Thomas Dennerby has named eight locally-based players in a provisional 27-woman squad for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Chiamaka Nnadozie, Christy Ohiaeriaku, Alaba Jonathan, Chidinma Okeke, Evelyn Nwabuoku, Amarachi Okoronkwo and Alice Ogebe are currently with the Super Falcons at the West African Football Union (WAFU) Zone B tournament in Ivory Coast.
FC Barcelona striker and three-time African footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala, leads a cast of overseas-based players.
Francisca Ordega, Desire Oparanozie, Ngozi Okobi, Rasheedat Ajibade and Rita Chikwelu are also included.
Nigeria’s Football Federation (NFF) in a statement says Nigeria’s final list of 23 players for the World Cup finals will emerge from this group of 27, with four players to be cut towards the end of the two-week camp in Austria,”.
The squad will depart from Abuja for Austria on 20 May for the Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf – the same facility where the Super Eagles had their final camping programme just before the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.