Head Coach of the U-20 Women National Team, nicknamed Falconets, Edwin Okon has called to camp 29 players for the second round of the African
qualifying series for 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup against winner
of the fixture between Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
The Falconets, who scaled through to the second round without kicking
a ball, following the withdrawal of Sierra Leone, will host the first
leg of the second round fixture in Nigeria on March 31.
Zimbabwe thrashed the largely inexperienced Mozambique side 4-0 in the
first leg in Harare and is tipped to complete the demolition job when
the two teams clash in Maputo next week.
Nigeria has participated in every edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s
World Cup since the inaugural event in Canada in 2002. At the last
championship in Germany, the Falconets stunned the world by reaching
the final, where they lost 0-2 to hosts Germany.
THE FULL LIST:
Ugochi Okafor (Pelican Stars), Ebubeleye Whyte (Rivers Angels), Stella
Henry (Pelican Stars), Eucharia Okafor (Delta Queens), Lola Phillips
(Confluence Queens), Gloria Ofoegbu (Rivers Angels), Josephine
Chukwunonye (Rivers Angels), Fasilat Adeyemo (Confluence Queens), Rose
Usman (Osun Babes), Francesca Ordega (Rivers Angels), Asisat Olushola
(FC Robo), Ugo Njoku (Rivers Angels), (Uchechi Sunday (Rivers Angels),
Ebere Orji (Rivers Angels), Charity Adule (Bayelsa Queens), Amarachi
Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons), Cecilia Nku (Bayelsa Queens), Foluke
Osundele (Sunshine Queens), Blessing Edoho (Pelican Stars), Eno Umoh
(Ibom Queens), Aminat Yakubu (FC Robo), Ngozi Okobi (Delta Queens),
Esther Sunday (Sunshine Queens), Damilola Akano (Sunshine Queens),
Jane David (Delta Queens), Desire Oparanozie (Delta Queens), Blessing
Echelpu (Benue Queens), Chioma Nwankwo (Nasarawa Amazons), Akhere
Idemudia (Inneh Queens).
Report by Aderonke Ogunleye