Nigeria women head coach Thomas Dennerby has invited 22 players for the maiden China Invitational tournament in China between January 14-21, 2019, SavidNews can exclusively report.
The Super Falcons list is made up of three goalkeepers, seven defenders, three midfielders and nine forwards for the four-nation football event.
The squad dominated by players that featured at the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, include former African Women’s Footballer of the Year Asisat Oshoala.
New faces invited are Brighton striker Ini-Abasi Umotong and Courtney Dike, who missed out of the west Africans all-conquering title-winning campaign last December.
Meanwhile, Dennerby have named four players on standby list that include goalkeeper Alaba Jonathan, defender Ugochi Emenayo, midfielder Osas Igbinovia and striker Alice Ogebe.
Nigeria are expected to travel to China on Monday and they will be joined by the foreign-based currently in Europe.
With Nigeria featuring alongside South Korea, Romania and China, they will open their campaign with a showdown against the Steel Roses on January 17 -a win will see them through to the final billed for January 20.
Goalkeepers: Christy Ohiaeriaku, Tochukwu Oluehi & Chiamaka Nndozie.
Stand by: Alaba Jonathan
Defenders: Glory Ogbonna, Faith Ikidi, Ngozi Ebere, Onomi Ebi, Osinachi Ohale, Josephine Chukwunonye & Patricia George.
Stand by: Emenayo Ugochi.
Midfielders: Amarachi Okoronkwo, Rita Chikwelu, Halimatu Ayinde.
Stand-by: Osas Igbinovia
Forwards: Anam Imo, Rasheedat Ajibade, Chinaza Uchendu, Asisat Oshoala, Ini-Ababsi Umotong, Franscisca Ordega, Ngozi Sonia Okobi, Courtney Dike & Chinwendu Ihezuo. Stand-by: Alice Ogebe