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Super Falcons coach Edwin Okon has named his final 21-man list for the African Women's Championship taking place in Namibia.

Okon named six foreign based players and fifteen from the local women's league in Nigeria.

Veteran striker Perpetua Nkwocha made the cut,with Desire Oparanozie,Onome Ebi, Esther Sunday,Francesca Ordega and Ohale Osinachi the other foreign-based players.

The fifteen homebased players selected are:Onyinyechi Ohadugha,Christy Ohiariaku,Ngozi Ebere, Ugo Njoku, Josephine Chukwunonye, Gloria Ofoegbu, Nku Cecilia, Halimat Ayinde, Evelyn Nwabuoku, Asisat Oshoala, Precious Dede, Ibubeleye White, Stella Mbachu, Ngozi Okobi and Gloria Iroka.

The Super Falcons will be hoping to reclaim the AWC title which they lost last two years to Equatorial Guinea.

Nigeria is in Group A alongside Cote d Ivoire, Zambia and hosts Namibia.

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