Falconets’ Head Coach Chris Danjuma has invited 30 players to the national under-20 women team’s camp for preparations for this year’s FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup finals in Costa Rica.
Nigeria has never missed a FIFA Under-20 Women’s Championship since the competition began as an Under-19 Championship in Canada 20 years ago.
They have now been drawn to take on France, Canada and Korea Republic in Group C of this year’s tournament scheduled for Costa Rica from August 10 to 28.
All invited players are to report in Abuja on Sunday, according to a statement on Friday by the Communications Department of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The Falconets overcame challenges from Central African Republic (CAR), Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Senegal to qualify for the World Cup.
The mundial is a competition which they have been runners-up twice (2010 and 2014) and reached the semi-finals in 2012.
LIST OF PLAYERS INVITED
Goalkeepers: Nelly Ekeh; Monle Oyono; Inyene Etim; Peace Obidinma
Defenders: Oluwatosin Demehin; Omowunmi Oshobukola; Rofiat Imuran; Jumoke Alani; Motunrayo Ezekiel; Rihanat Kasali; Oluwabunmi Oladeji; Oluchi Ohaegbulem
Midfielders: Bashirat Amoo; Esther Onyenezide; Adoo Yina; Chidinma Ogbuchi; Chinyere Kalu; Amarachi Odoma; Chioma Olise; Favour Emmanuel; Deborah Ajibola
Forwards: Joy Jerry; Mercy Idoko; Flourish Sebastine; Taiwo Lawal; Precious Vincent; Blessing Okpe; Juliet Adebowale; Joy Omewa; Chiamaka Okwuchukwu