Thomas Dennerby will drop two players from the Super Falcons in Abidjan before travelling for the AWCON in Ghana.
Asisat Oshoala and Desire Oparanozie lead Nigeria’s Super Falcons selected by Thomas Dennerby for the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON).
The 23 players selected by the Super Falcons coach will be the players to defend the title that the country won in 2016.
The team have been in campaign since October and participated in several friendly games including a 3-2 loss to Dominion Hotspur.
The Super Falcons were camped in Jubilee Chalets and Resort in Epe for several weeks and according to a statement by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) they will intensify their preparations for the tournament at Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
The tea will be camped at the ASEC Mimosas FC academy, Sol Beni, where two players will be sent home before the final squad is named for the tournament.
The Super Falcons are drawn along with South Africa, Kenya, and Zambia in group B of the 2018 AWCON.
23 Super Falcons
Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Confluence Queens); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels)
Defenders: Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); Ugochi Emenayo (Nasarawa Amazons); Sarah Nnodim (Nasarawa Amazons); Ngozi Ebere (Barcelona FC, Cyprus); Faith Michael (Pitea IF, Sweden); Onome Ebi (Henan Huisanhang, China); Osinachi Ohale (Vaxjo DFF, Sweden); Josephine Chukwunonye (Asarum AIF, Sweden)
Midfielders: Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons); Ngozi Okobi (Eskiltuna UTD, Sweden); Rita Chikwelu (Krstianstand DFF, Sweden); Halimat Ayinde (Asarum AIF, Sweden); Ogonna Chukwudi (Krstianstand DFF, Sweden)
Forwards: Anam Imo (Nasarawa Amazons); Rasheedat Ajibade (FC Robo Queens); Asisat Oshoala (Dalian Quanjian, China); Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit, USA); Desire Oparanozie (En Avant Guingamp, France); Chinaza Uchendu (SC Braga, Portugal); Chinwendu Ihezuo (Biik Kazygurt, Kazakhstan)
The Super Falcons are the number one team in Africa and will hope to defend their title when the tournament kicks off from Saturday, September 17 till Saturday, December 11 across Ghanaian cities Accra and Cape Coast.