Dennerby to drop two players from Super Falcons AWCON squad

Nigeria’s Super Falcons under the tutelage of Thomas Dennerby for the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON)

Super Falcons of Nigeria manager, Thomas Dennerby is reportedly set to drop two players from the squad for the AWCON.

And that is from their training base in Abidjan, Ivory Coast before travelling for the AWCON taking place in Ghana.

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The Super Falcons are set to defend their title in Ghana with Asisat Oshoala and Desire Oparanozie leading the charge.

Meanwhile, the team have been in camp since October, playing numerous friendly matches including a 3-2 defeat against Dominion Hotspur.

The Super Falcons were in Jubilee Chalets and Resort in Epe of Lagos State for several weeks.

And according to a statement from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), they will speed up their preparations in Cote d’Ivoire.

The team will stay put at the ASEC Mimosas FC academy, Sol Beni.

And that is where two players will have to leave before the final squad emerges for the tournament in Ghana.

The Super Falcons are the number one team in Africa, hoping to retain the trophy when the competition kicks off.

And that is from Saturday, November 17 till Saturday, December 11 this year across Ghanaian cities, Accra and Cape Coast.

Kenya coach reduces squad to 25 prior to Ghana friendly

The Harambee Starlets of Kenya coach, David Ouma has reduced his squad to 25 prior to the friendly with Ghana.

In the process, Ouma has dropped seven players from the initial 32 in camp before the Awcon finals in Ghana.

Meanwhile, the Kenyans are in Group B of the 2018 Awcon competition which kicks off in Ghana from November 17.

The squad will further reduce to 21 before the team finally travels out to Accra, Ghana on November 14, 2018.

And that is ahead of the continental showpiece with the team currently having a training camp in Nairobi in Kenya.

The Starlets will go into battle with Ghana on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at the Kasarani Stadium.

And that is set to be in a build-up with another friendly against Mali also in line.

The Confederation of African Football earlier decided to replace Equatorial Guinea with Kenya at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Kenya have now come in for Equatorial Guinea at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations which will take place soon.

Football Kenya Federation (FKFF) have also made an official confirmation on all of their social media platforms and even website.

And that is the fact that the Harambee Starlets have replaced Equatorial Guinea at the 2018 Women’s African Nations Cup.

The eight-team tournament for ladies is set to kick off in Ghana as from 17 November of the year 2018.

Two-time winners, Equatorial Guinea handed out a 3-2 defeat on aggregate to the Kenyans in the final round of qualifying.

But that was prior to the Kenyan female national team lodging a protest over the eligibility of six E/Guinean players.

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