Christy Ohieriaku delighted with Super Falcons call-up

The talented goalkeeper is delighted with her invitation to the senior women national team ahead preparations for the 2014 Africa Women's Championship

By Samuel Ahmadu

Super Falcons invitee Christy Ohieriaku is delighted following her inclusion in the 30-player provisional squad for the 2014 Africa Women Championship in Namibia.

The Osun Babes goalkeeper who featured in her side’s 2-1 home win over Rivers Angels has however promised to justify her call-up by making the final team list.

"I am happy and I thank God it is always been my dream to play for the national team – I’ve waited for this opportunity with the U17 and U20, but God says it will be Super Falcons,” Ohieriaku told Goal.

"I’m grateful to coach Okon for inviting me and I promise not to disappoint. I also want to thank my teammates for their supports. Nigerians should expect a better me because I am going to give my best.

"It’s great news for me, meaning I am doing well in the local league. I now have a chance to compete with my mentor [Precious] Dede.

"I believe this is a big opportunity to learn from her and also follow her footsteps in becoming a legend too,” she concluded.

Nigeria will be aiming for their seventh title at the 9th edition of the AWC which holds from October 11-25, 2014.