Eight- time African champions the Super Falcons arrived in Abidjan ahead of the 2018 WAFU Cup of Nations which begins tomorrow.
According to spokesman for the Nigeria Football Federation Ademola Olajire, the team’ s new coach Thomas Dennerby led the Nigerian delegation consisting of 21 players , assistant coaches Wemimo Mathew and Maureen Mmadu to the Ivorian capital for the maiden championship scheduled to end on February 24.
Veteran Bayelsa Queens midfielder Osarenoma Igbinovia , Joy Jegede, Rasheedat Ajibade (Robo Queens ) , Chioma Wogu ( Rivers Angels) , Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons) , Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels) , Kemi Famuditi (Confluence Queens ) and Anam Imo (Nasarawa Amazons) top the list of the squad for the tournament.
Also in Abidjan are Ihuoma Onyebuchi (Sunshine Queens ), Peace Efih ( Edo Queens ), Ogechi Ukwuoma ( Delta Queens ), Mary Ologbosere ( Rivers Angels) , Chiamaka Nnadozie ( Rivers Angels ), Chinaza Uchendu ( Rivers Angels) and Aminat Yakubu ( Bayelsa Queens ).
The Falcons open their WAFU campaign against Benin at 4 pm on Thursday . They face Senegal on Saturday and engage Togo on Monday.
Mmadu told newsmen that their aim was to get to the final and possibly win the tournament.
She said the Falcons understand the task ahead of them and would do their best to win all the matches.