Rivers Angels dominate Falcons for Zimbabwe

Nine players of Port Harcourt based Rivers Angels were named amongst 21 for the Africa Women Championship qualifier against Zimbabwe.

Gloria Ofoegbu, Ngozi Ebere, Chidimma Okoro, Onyinyechi Ohadugha, Evelyn Nwabuiku, Regina McFancy, Stella Mbachu, Gloria Iroka and Amenze Aighewi all play for Rivers Angels and will join 12 others to fight for starting shirts in the all important game against the Zimbabweans.

Super Falcons’ Head Coach, Kadiri Ikhana named a 21-woman squad on Tuesday, for the two African Women’s Championship (AWC) qualifying games against Zimbabwe and the two-leg friendly tie against South Africa.

Three-time African Female Footballer of the Year, Perpetua Nkwocha, joins Rita Chikwelu and Onome Ebi as the three foreign-based players included in the squad.

Chidimma Okoro, Joy Jegede, Regina McFancy, Abosede Olukayode and Shola Oyewusi were included in the national squad for the first time.

Ikhana explained at the press conference in Abuja that the three overseas players will return to their clubs after the AWC qualifier with Zimbabwe, leaving 18 players to proceed to South Africa for the friendly game with Banyana Banyana on June 3rd.


Goalkeepers: Precious Dede (Bayelsa Queens, Captain), Tochukwu Oluehi (Sunshine Queens)

Defenders: Gloria Ofoegbu (Rivers Angels), Ngozi Ebere (Rivers Angels), Chidimma Okoro (Rivers Angels), Onyinyechi Ohadugha (Rivers Angels), Evelyn Nwabuiku (Rivers Angels), Onome Ebi (Atasehir Belediyesi, Turkey), Joy Jegede (Delta Queens), Gladys Akpa (Sunshine Queens), Regina McFancy (Rivers Angels),

Midfielders: Stella Mbachu (Rivers Angels, Assistant Captain), Rita Chikwelu (Umea IK, Sweden), Gloria Iroka (Rivers Angels), Akudo Iwuagwu (Delta Queens), Esther Sunday (Sunshine Queens)

Attackers: Perpetua Nkwocha (Sunnana SK, Sweden), Amenze Aighewi (Rivers Angels), Abosede Olukayode (Serezo Queens, Ilorin), Desire Oparanozie (Delta Queens), Shola Oyewusi (Sunshine Queens)
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