Barca's Oshoala in Nigeria's provisional Women’s World Cup squad
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Barca's Oshoala in Nigeria's provisional Women’s World Cup squad

Kathrin Hendrich from FC Bayern Munich and Asisat Lamina Oshoala (left) from Barcelona in the duel for the ball.

Kathrin Hendrich from FC Bayern Munich and Asisat Lamina Oshoala (left) from Barcelona in the duel for the ball.

Nigeria coach Thomas Dennerby named a squad of 27 players for a final training camp in Austria ahead of next month’s women's World Cup in France.

The bulk of the group is from the team who won a record 11th African women’s championship in Ghana last year.

Three-time African Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala from Barcelona who is set to feature in this weekend's Champions League final as well as France-based striker Desire Oparanozie are in the squad.

The team will leave Abuja for Austria on May 20 for the Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf – the same facility where their male counterparts, the Super Eagles, had their final base before the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The Super Falcons will leave Austria on June 4 directly for Reims, where they open their World Cup campaign against Norway four days later.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels), Alaba Jonathan (Bayelsa Queens), Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels), Christy Ohiaeriaku (Confluence Queens)

Defenders: Osinachi Ohale (Vaxjo/SWE), Ngozi Ebere (Arna Bjornar/NOR), Onome Ebi (Henan Huisanhang/CHN), Josephine Chukwunonye (Kungsbacka/SWE), Faith Michael (Pitea/SWE), Chidinma Okeke (FC Robo)

Midfielders: Cecilia Nku (Ferencvaros/HUN), Rita Chikwelu (Krstianstand/SWE), Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene (Eskiltuna United/SWE), Evelyn Nwabuoku (Rivers Angels), Ogonna Chukwudi (Djurgardens/SWE), Halimatu Ayinde (Eskiltuna United/SWE), Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons)

Forwards: Desire Oparanozie (Guingamp/FRA), Anam Imo (Malmo/SWE), Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona/ESP), Chinaza Uchendu (Braga/POR); Uchenna Kanu (Southeastern University, USA), Rasheedat Ajibade (Alvadsnes/NOR), Francisca Ordega (Shanghai W. FC/CHN), Ini-Abasi Umotong (Brighton/ENG), Alice Ogebe (Rivers Angels)

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