Begin training today in Addis Ababa for Lucy test
Abebe Bekila Stadium in Addis Abebe
By Rasheed Adewuyi
In-form, France-based goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, defender Oluwatosin Demehin, midfielder Rasheedat Ajibade, and forward Asisat Oshoala are among 19 players of the Super Falcons set for Tuesday afternoon’s official training session of their 2024 Women Olympic Football Tournament second round, first leg clash with Ethiopia’s ‘Lucy’ in Addis Ababa.
Also set for the session at the Abebe Bekila Stadium in the heart of Ethiopia’s capital are goalkeepers Tochukwu Oluehi and Monle Oyono, defenders Rofiat Imuran, Michelle Alozie, Nicole Payne, Akudo Ogbonna, Jumoke Alani, and Comfort Folorunsho, as well as midfielders Esther Onyenezide, Toni Payne, and Peace Efih, and forwards Uchenna Kanu, Gift Monday, Omorinsola Babajide, and Opeyemi Ajakaye.
Only US-based forward Ifeoma Onumonu was being expected in Addis Ababa on Tuesday night. Wednesday’s encounter at the Abebe Bekila Stadium will kick off at 3.30pm Ethiopia time (1.30pm Nigeria time).
The return leg has been scheduled for the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Tuesday, 31st October 2023, with the winner on aggregate to square up to the winner of the Cameroon/Uganda fixture for a place in the final round of the qualification series.
Next year’s Olympic Games will hold 26th July – 11th August in Paris and a few other places in France.