The hosts Mexico, Nigeria, Costa Rica and Colombia are the participating teams of the tournament in the State of Guanajuato, with matches between 15the – twenty-onest February, and with the aim of preparing the contestants for the 9the FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals in Australia and New Zealand this summer.
Nine-time African champions Nigeria will play their first match of the tournament against hosts Mexico starting at 4:00 p.m. Mexico time (10:00 p.m. Nigerian time) on Wednesday the 15th.the February, three hours after the opening match between Costa Rica and Colombia.
Saturday 18the In February, the Falcons will take on Colombia at 1 pm Mexico time (7 pm Nigeria time), before Costa Rica takes on the host country.
Costa Rica will be Nigeria’s last rival, both teams will face each other starting at 5:00 p.m. Mexico time (11:00 p.m. Nigerian time) on Tuesday the 21st.st February, before hosts Mexico and Colombia close the curtain on the four-nation tournament.
The Nigerian delegation to the tournament will leave the country’s shores on Saturday 11the February.
The Super Falcons will face co-hosts Australia, Olympic champions Canada and the debuting Republic of Ireland in what will be the biggest FIFA Women’s World Cup final ever, this summer in Australia and New Zealand.
ALL PLAYERS INVITED:
goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France); Yewande Balogun (AS Saint-Étienne, France)
defenders: Onome Ebi (Levante Las Planas (Spain); Osinachi Ohale (Deportivo Alavés, Spain); Ashleigh Plumptre (Leicester City, England); Glory Ogbonna (ALG Spor, Turkey); Rofiat Imuran (Stade de Reims, France); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, United States); Oluwatosin Demehin (Stade de Reims, France); Akudo Ogbonna (Rivers Angels)
midfielders: Halimatu Ayinde (FC Rosengard, Sweden); Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal); Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene (Eskilstuna United, Sweden); Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid, Spain); Toni Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Jennifer Echegini (Florida State University, USA); Regina Otu (AS Saint-Étienne, France)
Forward: Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona Women, Spain); Esther Okoronkwo (AS Saint-Étienne, France); Ifeoma Onumonu (NY/NJ Gotham FC, USA); Chinwendu Ihezuo (Rayadas Monterrey, Mexico); Francisca Ordega (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Uchenna Kanu (Women’s Tigers, Mexico)