By Olusola ‘Jide @jide_olusola
Super Falcons’ Head Coach, Thomas Dennerby has stated why he cut the number of home –based professionals in camp ahead of the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals holding in Ghana.
In a chat with The SportsBay, the Swede said he dropped the players based in their performance in the camp while revealing he will release his final 21-man list on the 4th of November.
It will be recalled that the team has been training at the Jubilee Chalets & Resort Epe, Lagos.
Dennerby had over the weekend allowed the players to feature for their respective clubs in the Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) at the weekend while recalling those he feels can give the invited foreign based professional players good fight for places in the final squad as Nigeria aim to retain her continental title and claim the trophy for the ninth time in 11 championships.
Among those retained in camp for the second phase camping which will commence immediately are four goalkeepers- Toochukwu Oluehi, Chiamaka Nnadozie, Christy Ohiaeriaku and Onyinyechukwu Okeke.
Others are Anam Imo, Rasheedat Ajibade, Peace Efih, Glory Ogbonna, Chioma Wogu, Alice Ogebe, Amarachi Okoronkwo and Chidinma Okeke. Also retained are Ugochi Emenayo, Sarah Nnodim and Nneka Julius.
Nasarawa Amazons defender, Christy Ucheibe was sent home from the camp on account of copping a long –term kneel injury.