Nigeria: Falcons Off to Abidjan for Final African Women Championship Camping

6 November 2018

Cup holders, Super Falcons of Nigeria will spend eight days at a training camp in Abidjan to perfect tactics and strategy for the defence of their continental title before arriving in Ghana for the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals.

The team, which has been camping in the magnificent Jubilee Chalets and Resort in Epe near Lagos, courtesy of the Lagos State Government, for the past few weeks, will travel aboard an Air Ivoire flight this morning to the Ivoirian capital.

Head Coach, Thomas Dennerby yesterday unveiled a list of 23 players, who will make the trip to the world-renowned ASEC Mimosas FC academy, Sol Beni, before two players are cut for a final squad of 21 for the trip to Cape Coast.

According to thenff.com, the eight-time African champions will play a couple of friendly games in the Sol Beni camp before flying to Ghana on November 14, four days to their Group B opening encounter against South Africa's Banyana Banyana.

Nigeria will also tackle Zambia and Kenya in their pool, as they bid for a ninth continental title out of 11 championships. Dennerby will be joined on the technical bench by fellow Swede Jorgen Petersson, as well as Justine Madugu and Maureen Madu. Hosts Ghana, Algeria, Mali and Cameroun are in Group A in Accra.

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