Danjuma picks 20 girls for Morocco, Senegal, Cameroon ahead of 13th African Games

Coach Chris Danjuma has picked goalkeeper Anderline Mgbechi, defender and captain Oluchi Ohaegbulem, midfielder Adoo Yina and forward Chiamaka Okwuchukwu in his list of 20 players to represent Nigeria in the women’s football event of the 13th African Games.

Also named are goalkeeper Faith Omilana, defenders Shukurat Oladipo and Jumoke Alani, midfielders Chioma Olise and Olushola Shobowale and forwards Blessing Okpe and Judith Okah.

Defending champions Nigeria have been housed in Group B alongside Morocco, Senegal and Cameroon, while hosts Ghana will contend with Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda in Group A. Matches will take place at the Cape Coast Stadium.

The Falconets won the gold medal in the women’s football event of the 12th African Games that took place in Rabat, Morocco in October 2019.   


Goalkeepers: Anderline Mgbechi, Rachael Unachukwu, Faith Omilana

Defenders: Shukurat Oladipo, Oluchi Ohaegbulem, Jumoke Alani, Chidinma Ogbuchi, Oluwabunmi Oladeji, Chidera Okenwa

Midfielders: Adoo Yina, Joy Igbokwe, Chioma Olise, Chinyere Kalu, Olushola Shobowale

Forwards: Motunrayo Ezekiel, Blessing Okpe, Chiamaka Okwuchukwu, Loveth Edeh, Judith Okah, Delight Nwosu