Fal­cons off to Abidjan for fi­nal African Women Cham­pi­onship camp­ing

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - GUARDIAN SPORTS -

CUP hold­ers, Su­per Fal­cons of Nige­ria will spend eight days at a train­ing camp in Abidjan to per­fect tac­tics and strat­egy for the de­fence of their con­ti­nen­tal ti­tle be­fore ar­riv­ing in Ghana for the 11th Women Africa Cup of Na­tions fi­nals.

The team, which has been camp­ing in the mag­nif­i­cent Ju­bilee Chalets and Re­sort in Epe near La­gos, cour­tesy of the La­gos State Gov­ern­ment, for the past few weeks, will travel aboard an Air Ivoire flight this morn­ing to the Ivoirian cap­i­tal.

Head Coach, Thomas Den­nerby yes­ter­day un­veiled a list of 23 play­ers, who will make the trip to the world–renowned ASEC Mi­mosas FC academy, Sol Beni, be­fore two play­ers are cut for a fi­nal squad of 21 for the trip to Cape Coast.

Ac­cord­ing to the eight–time African cham­pi­ons will play a cou­ple of friendly games in the Sol Beni camp be­fore fly­ing to Ghana on Novem­ber 14, four days to their Group B open­ing en­counter against South Africa’s Banyana Banyana.

Nige­ria will also tackle Zam­bia and Kenya in their pool, as they bid for a ninth con­ti­nen­tal ti­tle out of 11 cham­pi­onships.

Den­nerby will be joined on the tech­ni­cal bench by fel­low Swede Jor­gen Peters­son, as well as Jus­tine Madugu and Mau­reen Madu.

Hosts Ghana, Al­ge­ria, Mali and Camer­oun are in Group A in Ac­cra.

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