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SPORT: Plumptre, Ordega, Ayinde in Abuja for WAFCON

SPORT: Plumptre, Ordega, Ayinde in Abuja for WAFCON

Publish date: 2022-06-21 23:34:51 | Author: Peter Akinbo | Source: punchng.com

Trio Ashleigh Plumptre, Francisca Ordega and Halimat Ayinde have arrived at the Super Falcons Abuja camp ahead of next month’s African Women Cup of Nations, Punch Sports Extra reports.

The arrival of the three players was announced on the Falcons’ verified Twitter handle on Tuesday.

Following the latest arrivals, the number of players in the Falcons camp now totals 28.

Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum, will select the 23-woman squad that would be in Morocco for the AWCON from the 28 currently in Abuja.

The Falcons will take on Banyana Banyana of South Africa, AWCON debutants Botswana and Burundi in Group C.

The nine-time African champions will begin the defence of their title against South Africa on July 4 in Rabat.

Meanwhile, the 2022 AWCON will serve as qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand as all four semi-finalists are guaranteed qualification.

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