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|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by DeRay98(m): 2:44pm On Oct 29, 2016|
justiz5:You took it out of my mouth, Omagbemi played in the U.S.A how come she is not inviting her? Unless there's something we don't know.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 3:52pm On Oct 29, 2016|
DeRay98:Dike is in school right now. There is no way she will miss 3-4 weeks of the quarter in order to play in the tournament.
Generally, the university's Fall semester runs from late August to the middle of December
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 4:06pm On Oct 29, 2016|
Oma307:She is Desire Oparanozie. She has been with the Falcons for 5 years now
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by enomakos(m): 4:26pm On Oct 29, 2016|
CFCman:it will also improved our fifa ranking
we shall be in the top 10 in the world
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by enomakos(m): 4:32pm On Oct 29, 2016|
CFCman:she hads add weight,not good for a female footballer
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by yedidiah(m): 4:34pm On Oct 29, 2016|
we never see Chichi Igbo play any football match or even wear Jersey o.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 4:43pm On Oct 29, 2016|
Possible line ups for the AWCON
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 4:46pm On Oct 29, 2016|
enomakos:She needs to shed some pounds for sure; between 10-12lbs.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 6:54pm On Oct 29, 2016|
I miss Halimatu Ayinde in that CMF role.
Hope Igbinovia steps up in her absence shaa... And also, there's Chikwelu shaa...
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Sunnypa11(m): 10:47pm On Oct 29, 2016|
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Sunnypa11(m): 10:47pm On Oct 29, 2016|
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by DeRay98(m): 7:02am On Oct 30, 2016|
CFCman:Thanks for the information.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by kilo4sure: 7:25am On Oct 30, 2016|
I wonder why there is no iniabasi umotong and uchechi Sunday
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 3:10am On Nov 05, 2016|
Nigeria: Omagbemi Frees Angels, Queens for Federation Cup Final
Super Falcons' Head Coach, Florence Omagbemi has elected to release players of Rivers Angels and Bayelsa Queens in the senior women national team camp for Sunday's potentially explosive women Federation Cup final between both teams in Lagos.
The member of FIFA Technical Study said the
ladies would be allowed to leave the team's camp in Abuja to travel to Lagos for the big clash, which starts at 1pm at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Sunday.
That decision has freed Angels' half dozen of
goalkeeper Ibubeleye Whyte, defenders Osinachi
Ohale, Ugo Njoku and Gladys Akpa and
midfielders Chioma Wogu and Glory Iroka to be
part of the glamour event, to be attended by the Governors of Lagos, Anambra, Nasarawa, Bayelsa and Rivers States.
Bayelsa Queens' duo of goalkeeper Alaba
Jonathan and playmaker Osarenoma Igbinovia will also be on duty.
The involvement of the Super Falcons' stars will
certainly boost the quality of the final match, and ensure the two teams do not miss their Falconets' players who travel to Papua New Guinea for the 8th FIFA U20 Women's World Cup on the same day. Coach Rolandson Odeh has to name replacements for Lilian Atule, Joy Bokiri and Yetunde Adeboyejo, while Edwin Okon will have to do without defender Patience Kalu.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 3:53am On Nov 05, 2016|
NFF, South Africa in discussions for Super
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)’s Technical and Development Committee chairman, Chris Green has disclosed to SportingLife that the Football House is making a last minute attempt to woo the Banyana Banyana of South Africa for the Super Falcons for a friendly tie ahead of the forthcoming 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations competition scheduled for Cameroon later this month.
The Super Falcons are the reigning champions
after winning the 11th edition held in Windhoek,
Namibia two years ago but NFF’s lean purse has
forced the senior women’s national team from
playing grade A friendly matches against their
potential rivals in Cameroon.
The team has played some matches against local sides in the country and even pipped Falconets, the national team U-20 side in a test game had on Thursday in Abuja through a Chioma Wogu’s solitary strike.
But Green in a chat with SportingLife revealed
that the NFF has begun negotiations with South Africa over a chance for a test duel before the start of hostilities in Cameroon but that it has not been confirmed.
He said the NFF is satisfied with the current spate of preparation of the Florence Omagbemi led Falcons and that the Football House is confident that the senior women’s national team won’t disappoint in Cameroon when the competition starts on November 19 through December 3.
Falcons, who have won the competition for record seven times (nine times overall) are gunning for an eighth title (10th title overall) from 12 attempts (14 attempts overall) and will face Mali (November 20), Ghana (November 23) and Kenya (November 26) in Group B and will play all their group matches at the Stade Municipal de Limbe in Limbe.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 12:22pm On Nov 10, 2016|
Nigeria: Ordega - Super Falcons Focused On Retaining Awcon
US -based attacking midfielder Franscisca Ordega has declared that the main goal of the team is to retain the Women Africa Cup of Nations trophy in Cameroun.
Ordega, who plays for Washington Spirit in the USA, also expressed her happiness over the level of preparedness of the team for the AWCON championship starting on Saturday, 19th November in Cameroon.
The midfielder who hopes to increase her 26 international caps at the continental championship told thenff.com: "The goal for us is that we want to retain the Cup in Cameroun. Not just to participate, but to win and return the trophy back home.
"I am impressed with what I have seen since I arrived in camp. You can see every player fighting hard for her spot. Everyone is putting effort into whatever the coaches instruct us to do, because everyone here knows and understands the importance of the task ahead.
"We are promising Nigerians that we will give our best in Cameroun to achieve this common goal of ours. And we also need every Nigerian to pray for us to succeed," she concluded.
Ordega has represented Nigeria at all levels. With the U17, she featured at the 2010 FIFA U17 Women's World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago and with the U20 at 2012 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup in Japan. At senior level, she played at the FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments of 2011 and 2015.
She opened her World Cup account by scoring Nigeria's equalizing goal against Sweden in Winnipeg, Canada in June 2015.
The pulsating match ended 3-3.
She was also part of Nigeria's squads at the African Women's Championship of 2010 and 2014, winning gold at both tournaments.
All invited players have now arrived at the team's camp in Abuja, with the arrival on Tuesday of Arsenal Ladies' ace Asisat Oshoala, captain Evelyn Nwabuoku and France -based Desire Oparanozie, as preparations hit a new gear for the championship taking place 19th November - 3rd December.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Orkpekyandega(m): 12:26pm On Nov 10, 2016|
2016 AWCON: Kenya Coach Looks Beyond Nigeria, Ghana; Targets Semi-Finals
By James Agberebi:
Despite being drawn in the Group B along with heavyweights; the Super Falcons of Nigeria, Black Queens of Ghana and Mali at the 2016 Africa Women's Cup of Nations in Cameroon, Kenya women's head coach David Ouma is confident his charges stand a chance of making it to the semi-finals if their preparation is anything to go by, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Kenya will be making their debut at this year's edition after eliminating Algeria on away goal rule in the play-offs.
The team have enjoyed one of the best ever pre-tournament training programme for any Kenyan team in the recent past. They participated in the COTIF Invitational Tournament in Spain last August where they finished fourth, picking wins against Portuguese champions Benfica and Spanish side, Espanyol.
The Kenyan senior women's team went into a 10-day training camp in Morocco, where they played friendly matches against two local clubs, winning both.
And speaking ahead of the tournament which kicks off on November 19, Ouma however admits it is a tough group but states that they are good to go.
“It is a very tough group because all those countries are experienced when it comes to continental football. This is our first time there, but looking at how well we have prepared, I am confident we can attain our target of getting to the semis,” Ouma tells cafonline.com.
“We have had a great period to prepare and I must thank the federation and the government for investing so much in us. We will not disappoint. We have improved technically, tactically and physically over time and now, I can confidently say we are ready for the tournament.
“Every team in that group is good. We can’t pick out any and say we will pick our concentration on them. Our strategy is to take each match at a time and give out equal effort. We have to do our best."
Meanwhile, the Kenyans have since arrived Limbe, the venue for their group games.
They open their campaign against Ghana on Sunday, 20 November 2016, play Mali three days later before wrapping up against Nigeria on Saturday, 26 November 2016.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 12:19am On Nov 17, 2016|
Super Falcons squad for the upcoming African Women Cup of Nations
Ibubeleye Whyte, (Rivers Angels FC)
Alaba Jonathan, (Bayelsa Queens FC)
Rita Akarekor, (Delta Queens FC)
Faith Ikidi, Pitea IFF (Sweden)
Marvis Ohale, Rivers Angels FC
Onome Ebi, FC Minsk (Belarus)
Ngozi Ebere, PSG Ladies FC (France)
Evelyn Nwabuoku, Guingamp FC (France)
Ugo Njoku, (Rivers Angels FC)
Gladys Akpa, (Rivers Angels FC)
Chioma Wogu, (Rivers Angels FC)
Rita Chikwelu, Umea Ik FE (Sweden)
Osarenoma Igbinovia (Bayelsa Queens)
Ijeoma Obi, Sunshine (Queens FC)
Halimatu Ayinde, Minsk FC (Belarus)
Ngozi Okobi Vittsjo FC (Sweden)
Asisat Oshoala, Arsenal Ladies FC (England)
Desire Oparanozie, Guingamp FC (France)
Esther Sunday, Trabzon FC (Turkey)
Francisca Ordega, Washington Spirit FC (USA)
Uchechi Sunday, Incheon Daeyko Women (Korea)
There are 9 home-based players in the squad, with Rivers Angels FC leading the way with 5 players.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 1:23am On Nov 17, 2016|
That is the strongest possible squad Omagbemi could have named. The team is just too strong.
Coach Omagbemi will have to figure out the best formation to suit her players.
A 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3; or 3-4-3 with Ayinde deployed as the RWB
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by kilo4sure: 1:59am On Nov 17, 2016|
CFCman:Yeah, this is a great squad, though l believe somehow we have abandoned umotong, but then uchechi Sunday is up to the task. This team should retain the trophy, but l am not really concerned about the AWCON, since it's like our birthright.
l am rather concerned about our superfalcons showing their stuff to the world. In most cases at the world cup, we meet teams like USA and Sweden, while the likes of Cameroon are made to play Ecuador and Switzerland. Since we know we may never have an easy group in a FIFA world cup, we must look beyond Africa and up our game. I believe the time has come for us to rub shoulders with the likes of Japan and Germany, one major problem we have though is that we face few quality oppositions in Africa, that l believe is also changing fast for our good.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 3:26am On Nov 17, 2016|
kilo4sure:Your last point is especially true. It's only the first 11 that can comfortably defeat any African team; the 'B' team struggles to put away the first team of other African countries.
I've called for the NFF to liase with the organizers of the Algarve cup to include the Super Falcons in the annual tournament. That tournament would help the team with regard to cohesion and tactical discipline.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 12:32pm On Nov 18, 2016|
RITA CHIKWELU CAPTAINS NIGERIA'S SUPER FALCONS TO WOMEN'S AFCON
Refiloe Jane of South Africa battles with
Sweden-based midfielder Rita Chikwelu will
captain Nigeria’s Super Falcons at the 2016
women’s AFCON in Cameroon.
Chikwelu has replaced Evelyn Nwabuoku, who
has been left out of the squad to Cameroon due
Twenty-eight-year-old midfielder Chikwelu has
been a senior international since 2007.
Defending champions Nigeria will begin their title
defence on Sunday against Mali.
Kenya and Ghana are the other teams in their
Nigeria’s Falcons beat Cameroon 2-0 to win the
championship two years ago in Namibia.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 12:50pm On Nov 18, 2016|
AWCON 2016: Nigeria, Cameroon in war of
• We’ll retain our trophy –Omagbemi
•Title is ours on home soil – Lioness coach
AS the Africa Women Cup of Nations kicks off this weekend, Nigeria and host Cameroon are locked in a war of words over who wins the trophy this time around.
While Super Falcons coach Florence Omagbemi
has declared that her team is in Cameroon for the trophy and nothing less, coach of the Indomitable Lioness, Enow Ngachu is optimistic his side has what it takes to win the title on home soil.
Despite being the most successful team in the
tournament having won the cup nine times out of eleven with a lot expected of them as defending champions, the Falcons have said that they are not under pressure but will not make the mistake of underrating any opposition.
“Though as the defending champions, a lot is
expected from us, I don’t see it as a pressure
because every team coming to Cameroon would
want to have a go at us but we know remaining
at the top is never going to be easy,” Omagbemi
Cameroon on their part, have their eyes fixed on lifting the title in front of their home fans.
Cameroon coach Enow Ngachu told Cafonline.com that he has a team that had
improved massively over the last few years.
“In 2012, we finished third; 2014 we finished
second. Now we are in 2016. What next?
Finishing first of course! I believe in the ability of
my girls and I know definitely this year, adding to the advantage that we are playing at home we have some very good chance,” he said.
“There has been massive improvement in the
team and definitely we expect to do better. There are still a few things to do before the tournament and I believe we will firm up to be 100% ready,” the tactician added.
Apart from reaching the semi-finals in the last two tournaments, ‘Les Lionnes’, one of three teams together with Nigeria and South Africa are looking no further than the ultimate at home. The host are housed in Group A alongside Egypt, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
“Every team that has qualified for the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations is strong. We cannot underrate anyone. I am expecting very tough matches against all our opponents. I can’t pick up one and say we will look out for them,” Ngachu offered.
“We need to take a match at a time and give our best. We are banking on the home support and we can’t afford to let them down,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, the representative of the Governor of the Littoral region, Mr Etienne Ludovic Ngbwa
received Falcons players and officials on arrival at the Douala International Airport, Wednesday
He welcomed the reigning African champions
with these words: “I am here to bring the goodwill message of the Governor to you. To welcome the Nigerian contingent to Cameroon and wish the team a successful outing at the Women AFCON.”
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 8:10am On Nov 19, 2016|
A Nigerian woman, Mimisen Iyorhe, is among the Assistant Referees named by CAF for the AWCON
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 8:15pm On Nov 19, 2016|
Aluko, Umotong Named Best Strikers In England; Arsenal, Millwall & Watford Nigerian Stars Miss Out
Two players of Nigerian descent Eniola Aluko and Ini Umotong picked up individual awards at
the FA Women’s Super League end of season awards held on Friday, November 18.
Nigeria international striker Umotong won the FAWSL 2 Players’ Player of the Year award
plus the Golden Boot after netting 13 goals in 17 appearances for Oxford United Women.
Chelsea star Eniola Aluko won the Golden Boot for the FAWSL courtesy of her 9 goals from 16 games over the course of the 2016 season.
The Three Lionesses attacker was not physically
present to receive the award because she
traveled to Uganda to give a speech.
Asisat Oshoala (Arsenal), Adekite Fatuga-Dada
(Watford Ladies), Rinsola Babajide (Millwall
Lionesses) are the other players of Nigerian
descent who represent clubs in the WSL 1 and
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 8:35pm On Nov 19, 2016|
The Super Falcons have scored a record 191 goals in 57 AWCON matches. 144 of those goals were scored in the current format of the competition.
The team has conceded only 26 goals.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by TheSuperNerd(m): 12:21pm On Nov 20, 2016|
OMAGBEMI'S WINNING MENTALITY WILL
INSPIRE SUPER FALCONS, SAYS MMADU
The ex-international has backed her former
Ex-international Maureen Mmadu believes the
never-lose-attitude of Florence Omagbemi will
inspire the country's women side to 2016 African
Women's Cup of Nations success in Cameroon .
Although she lamented lack of quality preparatory
games, Mmadu urged the Super Falcons to give
their best to retain the continental crown but
urged the NFF to motivate the girls to success.
"I think they have a good coach in Florence
Omagbemi," Mmadu said on Channels TV.
"She was my teammate and captain, I know she
is a winner and a good fighter, she doesn't like to
"I know her very well and expect her winning
spirit to help the girls. We have to put our
country first so that we retain the trophy.
"It is sad they could not get international
friendlies like we had in our days but whether we
get a foreign tour or not, what matter now is we
getting our acts together to prove we are still the
best in Africa. "
"I believe they will do well with Omagbemi and
the rest in charge of the team but I hope the
Nigeria Football Federation give them the right
motivation they need to succeed," she continued.
"I remember what happened to us when we were
playing in South Africa, we were given meals that
gave us concussion and we had a running
"I will appeal to the NFF to provide the players
some local meals in their semi-final and final
games because I know they will be in the final.
"We have to go there and do our best and not
being over confident because no team is will be a
push over. We have to go and fight to win the
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 4:22pm On Nov 20, 2016|
Phew i found the thread. Glad to see Super Sunday starting been a long time coming.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 4:25pm On Nov 20, 2016|
This isn't going to be fair. I have seen enough give them the trophy.
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 4:55pm On Nov 20, 2016|
Mali could end up conceding 6 goals today
I shudder to think of Kenya's fate in the hands of the Super Falcons
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by Nobody: 4:58pm On Nov 20, 2016|
The Super Falcons next match is on Wednesday against Ghana at 4pm Nigerian time
|Re: Nigeria Female National Teams' Thread by BascoVanVeli(m): 5:32pm On Nov 20, 2016|
CFCman:LOL Oshoala could have 6 by her self.
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