France 2018: Rasheedat, Gift, Ologbosere top U-20 Women’s W’Cup list


The Falconets coach Christopher Danjuma has named his final 21-man squad for the France 2018 U-20 Women’s World Cup from August 5 to 24.

Nigeria are in Group D along with Germany, Haiti and China.

The list, which was published on the FIFA website on Thursday, has three goalkeepers, six defenders, seven midfielders and five strikers.

The list is led by captain Rasheedat Ajibade, who is appearing at the tournament for the second time after making her first appearance in Papua New Guinea in 2016. Other stars on the list are Gift Monday, Joy Duru, Mary Ologbosere, Anam Imo, Rita Akarekor, Opeyemi Sunday and Kemi Famuditi.

The Falconets open their campaign against Germany on August 6 before playing Haiti on August 9 and China in the last group match on August 13.

Nigeria are making their ninth appearance at the competition and the Falconets did not progress from the group stage in 2016.

Their best performances were second place finishes in 2010 and 2014.