Rita Chikwelu captains Nigeria's Falcons to women's AFCON

Rita Chikwelu captains Nigeria's Falcons to women's AFCON
Refiloe Jane of South Africa battles with Nwabuoku Chiedu of Nigeria during the 2014 African Women Championship Semi Final match between Nigeria and South Africa on the 22 October 2014 at Sam Nujoma Stadium

by Staff Reporter

Friday Nov 18, 2016. 10:58

Sweden-based midfielder Rita Chikwelu will captain Nigeria’s Super Falcons at the 2016 women’s AFCON in Cameroon.

Chikwelu has replaced Evelyn Nwabuoku, who has been left out of the squad to Cameroon due to injury.

Twenty-eight-year-old midfielder Chikwelu has been a senior international since 2007.

Defending champions Nigeria will begin their title defence on Sunday against Mali.

Kenya and Ghana are the other teams in their qualifying group.

Nigeria’s Falcons beat Cameroon 2-0 to win the championship two years ago in Namibia.



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