Nigeria’s female senior national team, the Super Falcons, are in Accra, Ghana in continuation of their preparation for the 2012 African Women’s Championship.
The team arrived in the capital of Ghana on Friday.
The team was received at the Kotoka International Airport by stewards of Lizzy Sport Centre, where the team will be camped for their one-week stay in Ghana.
Lizzy Sport Centre is owned by former France International and Chelsea defender, Marcell Desailly.
The sports complex is complete with accommodation and training facilities for the team.
Desailly visited the team as they had breakfast, to the delight of the players, to ensure that the services being offered were satisfactory.
He went on to meet with the coaching staff to welcome them.
Team Coach, Kadiri Ikhana, praised the French-born Ghanaian for investing in a project he described as “world class.”
He called Desailly “a genius of his time.
“The facility is fantastic. This is the first of its kind from a footballer in Africa. I am greatly impressed.”
Ikhana added: “I am glad the Nigeria Football Federation chose this sports centre for our training camp.
“I am very happy with the facilities available to us. The campsite is built to standard and we will maximise the week we have and prepare ourselves adequately for the AWC.”
Twenty-three players traveled to Accra for the final round of camping before the team proceeds to Equatorial Guinea to defend the AWC title won in South Africa in 2010.
Long-serving Falcons attacker, Perpetua Nkwocha, joined the team at the Abuja International Airport, from her base in Sweden, to complete the 23-woman squad.
GOALKEEERS: Precious Dede (Bayelsa Queens), Tochukwu Oluehi (Sunshine Queens), Ebubele Whyte (Rivers Angels).
DEFENDERS: Evelyn Nwabuoku (Rivers Angels), Helen Ukaonu (Sunnana SK), Joy Jegede (Delta Queens), Ebere Ngozi (Rivers Angels), Onome Ebi (Attesihir Belediyesi, Turkey), Gladys Akpa (Sunshine Queens), Josephine Chukwunonye (Rivers Angels), Gloria Ofoegbu (Rivers Angels).
MIDFIELDERS: Onyinyechi Ohagugha (Rivers Angels), Stella Mbachu (Rivers Angels), Esther Sunday (Sunshine Queens), Tawa Ishola (Sunshine Queens), Ogonna Chukwudi (Umea IK, Sweden), Glory Iroka (Rivers Angels), Rita Chikwelu (Umea IK).
FORWARDS: Azizat Oshoala (Rivers Angels), Ngozi Okobi (Delta Queens), Ebere Orji (Rivers Angels), Emueje Ogbiagbveha (BIK, Kazakhstan), Perpetua Nkwocha (Sunnana SK, Sweden).