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Rita Chikwelu Now Super Falcons’ Captain

Barely 48 hours to the commencement of the 10th edition of the Women Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, the Super Falcons of Nigeria now have a new team captain.

Rita Chikwelu, the Umea IK Swedish Damallsvenskan player replaced the former captain, Evelyn Nwabuoku of French club, En Avant de Guingamp, who was ruled out due to injury.

The 28- year old attacking midfielder made her senior national team debut in 2007 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in China.

Head Coach, Florence Omagbemi told thenff.com: “Ladies, you all know why the captain is not here with us, so we will be needing someone else to fill in for her in this competition.

“Alongside my assistants, we have decided to pick Rita Chikwelu to be the captain and Osinachi Ohale as the assistant. And I want you all to co-operate with them and work together as a team.”

Super Falcons Training photo credit: @NGSuper_Falcons
Super Falcons Training
photo credit: @NGSuper_Falcons

Chikwelu was a member of the Nigerian Olympic team that participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics in China and a member of the Nigerian squad at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.

The Falcons start their defence of the continental title on Sunday, when they clash with the senior women national team of Mali in the opening match of Group B at the Stade Municipal de Limbe.

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Nigeria’s Super Falcons Land In Dakar

The delegation of Nigeria’s Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons, has arrived in Dakar ahead of Friday’s Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifying match against Senegal’s senior women.

Team spokesperson Remi Sulola told thenff.com that the team arrived Dakar’s Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport at about 3am on Wednesday, and the team has already settled down and was billed to have a first training at the Stade Demba Diop on Wednesday evening.

The match against the Senegalese will take place at the Stade Demba Diop, Dakar starting from 5pm Senegal time (6pm Nigeria time) on Friday.

Super Falcons
Super Falcons

Head Coach Florence Omagbemi and assistants are in Senegal with 18 players, including most of the country’s leading women players, such as Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie, Francisca Ordega, Onome Ebi, Josephine Chukwunonye, Ngozi Okobi and Evelyn Nwabuoku.

We Will beat Senegal Home and Away – Oshoala

Arsenal Ladies forward Asisat Oshoala is optimistic the super falcons of nigeria will beat Senegal in the final round of the qualifiers for the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nation on Friday.

The Arsenal Ladies forward Asisat Oshoala, alongside top player Francisca Ordega will lead other foreign based pros in the Falcons squad that fly out for an African Women’s Championship qualifier in Senegal today.

The Falcons are the defending African champions and face Senegal over two legs to determine the team to advance to the AWC in Cameroon in November.

Both teams will clash on Friday with the return leg in Abuja on Tuesday.

Nigeria have won the AWC a record nine times.

“We are ready for the game, we didn’t qualify for the olympic games so at least the AWC is a way to put smiles on the faces of Nigerians, I am confident we shall beat senegal both home and away with hardwork and with the new coach.”