Nigeria call up 30 players ahead FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Nigeria call up 30 players ahead FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 5:01 pm

Nigerian FIFA U-17 Women football team

Nigerian FIFA U-17 Women football team

Ahead of the final preparations for the fifth FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, Jordan 2016, Coach Bala Nikyu has invited to camp 30 players who will arrive in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Sunday.

At the head of the pack is the team’s captain Rasheedat Ajibade, who plays for FC Robo Queens in the Nigeria Women Football League. There is also nifty midfielder Peace Efih and the experienced left back Patience Dike and forward Cynthia Aku.

Nigeria, quarter finalists at the 2010, 2012 and 2014 FIFA U -17 Women’s World Cup, has been drawn against Korea DPR, Brazil and England at the fifth edition of the competition starting in Jordan on the last day of September 2016.

All the invited players have been directed to report at the Agura Hotel, Abuja on Sunday, 31 July with their training kits, birth certificates and international passports.

The Flamingoes defeated Sierra Leone, Namibia and South Africa home and away on the route to qualifying for the finals in Jordan.


Rasheedat Ajibade (FC Robo Queens)
Cynthia Aku (Rivers Angels),
Mercy Omokwe (Abia Angels),
Yetunde Fajobi (Young Talented FC),
Arit Ifu (Rivers Angels),
Abidemi Ibe (Ibom Angels),
Folashade Ijamilusi (Spring Soccer Academy),
Catherine Kenneth (Rivers Angels),
Esther Adeboye (Young Talented FC), Opeyemi Sunday (Sunshine Queens),
Peace Efih (Edo Queens),
Christy Ucheibe (Nasarawa Amazons),
Christiana Obia (Martins White Doves),
Chiamaka Nnadozie (Abia Angels),
Patience Dike (Abia Angels),
Rebecca Ajimuda (Edo Queens),
Margaret Etim (Delta Queens),
Agnes Ajibade (Osun Queens),
Ramat Abdulkareem (Abia Angels),
Joan Benedict (Akwa Ibom Queens),
Maryam Ezenagu, Ikekhua Brume (Delta Queens), Uchechi Onyechere, Akudo Ogbonna (FC Robo Queens), Chinyere Igbomulis (Nasarawa Amazons),
Patricia Innocent (Sunshine Queens)
Hodo Williams (Pelicans FC),
Seun Bello (Confluence Queens),
Effioawan Ekeng (Pelicans),
Helen Oga (Confluence Queens)


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