Dennerby drills Super Falcons as they hope to break 12-year jinx
Dennerby drills Super Falcons as they hope to break 12-year jinx
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Dennerby drills Super Falcons as they hope to break 12-year jinx

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby is taking the team on a tough training session ahead of their 2020 Olympic qualifier against Algeria.

Nigeria has not participated in the Women’s Football Tournament of the Olympics since Beijing, China in 2008, and the side is hoping to break that jinx.

30 home-based Super Falcons are training at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja for the past one week for the 2020 Olympics qualifier, with a half dozen overseas –based professionals expected to join the team before they fly out to Algeria on Sunday, 25th August.

The Super Falcons failed to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


30 FALCONS IN CAMP FOR ALGERIA

Goalkeepers: Jonathan Alaba (Bayelsa Queens); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Delta Queens); Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels)

Defenders: Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); Chidinma Okeke (FC Robo); Abidemi Ibe (Bayelsa Queens); Ugochi Emenayo (Nasarawa Amazons); Margaret Etim (Rivers Angels); Maryam Ibrahim (Nasarawa Amazons); Maureen Okpala (Confluence Queens); Joy Duru (Nasarawa Amazons)

Midfielders: Peace Efih (Rivers Angels); Osarenoma Igbinovia (Bayelsa Queens); Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons); Cecilia Nku (Rivers Angels); Adebisi Saheed (Bayelsa Queens); Cynthia Aku (Rivers Angels); Regina Otu (Pelican Stars); Celine Ottah (Bayelsa Queens)

Forward: Adejoke Ejalonibu (Nasarawa Amazons); Rafiat Sule (Rivers Angels); Joy Bokiri (Bayelsa Queens); Alice Ogebe (Rivers Angels); Nneka Julius (Edo Queens); Tessy Biahwo (Bayelsa Queens); Lola Phillip (Nasarawa Amazons); Mary-Magdalene Anjor (Bayelsa Queens); Rofiat Imuran (Sunshine Queens); Joy Jerry (Bayelsa Queens)