Francisa Ordega and Desire Oparanozie get Nigeria call-up for Gambia clash

Coach Thomas Dennerby has invited 10 foreign based professionals for the clash against the west Africans with the duo making the cut

Nigeria women national team handler Thomas Dennerby has summoned 10 foreign-based stars to prosecute the African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier against Gambia.

The Super Falcons will be hoping to reach the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations billed for Ghana, but they must negotiate their way past the Scorpions in the qualifying fixture.

And to make qualification easy, coach Thomas Dennerby has invited the players abroad for the clash against the west African nation to team up with the 26 local based pros invited weeks back.

These players include Osinachi Ohale (Vittsjo GK, Sweden); Onome Ebi (Henan Huishang, China); Josephine Chukwunonye (Asarum IF, Sweden) and Faith Ikidi (Pitea IF, Sweden).

Others are Halimat Ayinde (Asarum IF, Sweden); Ngozi Okobi (Eskilstuna United, Sweden); Rita Chikwelu (KDFF, Sweden), Asisat Oshoala (Dalian Quanjian, China); Desire Oparanozie (EA Guingamp, France); Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit, USA).

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Gambia host the opening leg at Bakau’s Independence Stadium on June 5 with the return leg billed for UJ Esuene Stadium on June 11.



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