The delegation of Senior Women National Team of Nigeria, Super Falcons, has arrived in Banjul, capital of The Gambia, on Monday, ahead of Wednesday’s 2018 Women Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Gambia’s Senior Women Team.
An Air Peace airline flight conveying the team from Lagos landed in Banjul at just after 11am Gambia time (12 noon Nigeria time).
The contingent, led by the Chairman of NFF Women’s Football Committee, Hon Ayo Omidiran has since settled down at the Metzy Residence Hotel and the team had a first training at the FIFA Goal Project in Banjul on Monday evening.
Wednesday’s match will take place at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
Gambia’s senior girls edged Burkina Faso in the earlier round, with the Super Falcons (eight-time champions) drawing bye, and the reward for the Gambians is a two-legged affair with the reigning champions that will determine which of the two teams will be at the final tournament in Ghana later in the year.
Preview Of The Super Falcons Versus Gambia Match
The Gambians, who defeated Burkina Faso in the earlier round as Cup holders and Nigeria picked Wednesday, 6th June for the opening leg of the fixture, and the Independence Stadium in Bakau is venue.
NFF’s Head of Women’s Football, Ruth David told thenff.com that the Falcons’ delegation left Abuja for Lagos on Sunday night. The return leg will take place at the Agege Stadium, Lagos on Monday, 11th June. The fixture is the last qualifying round for the 11thWomen Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Ghana later in the year.
The Nigeria Super Falcons Team Against Gambia
Osarenoma Igbinovia, Joy Jegede, Christy Ohiaeriaku, Amarachi Okoronkwo, Tochukwu Oluehi, Glory Ogbonna, Josephine Chukwunonye, Ngozi Ebere, Anam Imo, Alaba Jonathan, Esther Sunday, Onome Ebi, Faith Michael, Halimat Ayinde, Ngozi Okobi, Chinaza Uchendu, Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie, Francisca Ordega, Christy Ucheibe