Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Fifa U-20 Women's World Cup - NFA Drops Four Players

Abuja — The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) on Tuesday announced the dropping of four players from the final list of Falconets representing the country at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan.

The players are Grace Aluko, Prudent Ugoh, Ugochi Okafor and Stella Henry.

The players were among the provisional 25-member team that went to Korea to prepare for the World Cup billed for Aug. 19 to Sept. 8.

Those in NFA's final list are three goalkeepers, seven defenders, four midfielders and seven strikers.

The goalkeepers are Whyte Ibubeleye, Nwankwo Chioma and Akano Damilola.

The defenders are Edoho Blessing, Ofoegbu Gloria, Njoku Ugo and Osawaru Jennifer, Adeyemo Fasilat, Chukwunonye Josephine and Okoro Chidinma.

The midfielders are Nku Cecilia, Okobi Ngozi, Oshoala Asisat and Igbinovia Osarenoma, while Sunday Esther, Orji Ebere, Oparanozie Desire, Eyebhoria Winifred, Ordega francis, Adule Charity and Oluwakayode Abosede are listed as strikers.

The NFA said the final list had been approved by FIFA, the world football governing body.

The Falconets are in Group B with Brazil, Italy and Korea Republic.

NAN recalls that the Falconets qualified for Japan by beating Zimbabwe and DR Congo 6-0 and 7-0 on goals aggregate respectively. (NAN)

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