BY MONICA IHEAKAM
Newly appointed Super Falcons coach, Florence Omagbemi, has hit the ground running, as she has penciled down 40 players to execute the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations AWCON qualifiers against either Senegal or Guinea.
Omagbemi, who is leading the seven time African Champions pending the arrival of an expatriate coach for the senior women national team, instructed all invited players to report to the Serob Legacy Hotel Abuja by today.
She is assisted by four-time African women footballer of the year heroine, Perpetua Nkwocha and ex- Falcons safe hands Anne Chiejine.
The invited players included, former African Women footballer of the year, Assisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie, Chinwendu Ihezuo , Francesca Ordega.
Others are goalkeepers Ibubeleye White, Sandra Chichi, Belarus based Onome Ebi, Faith Ikidi, Osarenoma Igbinovia, Josephine Chukwunonye amongst others.
Super Falcons was drawn a bye into the second round of the qualifying series, with the final competition to hold in Cameroon in November.
The senior women teams of Senegal and Guinea will contend over two legs in March, with the winner to battle the Super Falcons in home-and-away contests between 4th – 12th April.
FULL LIST OF INVITED PLAYERS:
Ibubeleye Whyte (Rivers Angels); Sandra Chichi (Bayelsa Queens); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Osun Babes); Onyinyechukwu Okeke (Inneh Queens); Onome Ebi (FC Minsk, Belarus); Blessing Edoho (Pelican Stars); Josephine Chukwunonye (Vittsjoe GIK, Sweden); Osinachi Ohale (Rivers Angels); Ngozi Ebere (PSG Ladies, France); Sarah Nnodim (Nasarawa Amazons); Ugo Njoku (Rivers Angels); Chisom Henry (Sunshine Queens); Faith Ikidi (Pitea FC, Sweden); Ayomide Ojo (Police Machine); Joy Jegede (Delta Queens); Gladys Akpa (Sunshine Queens); Halimatu Ayinde (New York Flash, USA); Desire Oparanozie (EN Avent de Guingamp, France); Ngozi Okobi (Vittsjoe GIK, Sweden); Asisat Oshoala (Liverpool Ladies); Cecilia Nku (Rivers Angels); Evelyn Nwabuoku (Kazygurt, Kazakhstan); Martina Ohadugha (Rivers Angels); Osarenoma Igbinovia (Bayelsa Queens); Rita Chikwelu (Umea IK, Sweden); Ginika Nkeoma (Bayelsa Queens); Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons); Chioma Wogu (Kogi Confluence); Esther Sunday (Trabzon Idman Ozagi, Turkey); Winifred Eyebhokia (Nasarawa Amazons); Chinwendu Ihezuo; Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit, USA); Chinaza Uchendu (Nasarawa Amazons); Loveth Ayila (Rivers Angels); Ebere Orji (Ferencvaros, Hungary); Joy Bokiri (Bayelsa Queens); Victoria Aidelomon (Bayelsa Queens); Abibat Agbaji (Confluence Queens); Ijeoma Obi (Sunshine Queens); Emueje Oghiagbevha (Delta Queens