FIFA World Cup 2011 – beware of the ladies!

Female power is lining up for tomorrow’s tournament kick-off in Germany. Two African teams are qualified for the matches: NIGERIA and EQUATORIAL GUINEA.

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It is now official: Women have proven their skills with the world’s most famous ball game – football. So it is now time to show your full support for the African women football players this year:

 Coach: Marcelo FRIGERIO

Coach: Ngozi Eucharia UCHE

  1. MIRIAM
  2. BRUNA
  3. DULCIA
  4. CAROLINA
  5. ANA CRISTINA
  6. VANIA
  7. DIALA
  8. JADE BOHO
  9. DORINE
  10. ANONMAN
  11. NATALIA
  12. SINFOROSA
  13. YAO
  14. JUMARIA
  15. CHINASA
  16. LUCRECIA
  17. ADRIANA
  18. MARIA ROSA
  19. FATOUMATA
  20. CHRISTELLE
  21. LAETITIA
  1. Precious DEDE
  2. Rebecca KALU
  3. Osinachi OHALE
  4. Perpetua NKWOCHA
  5. Onome EBI
  6. Helen UKAONU
  7. Stella MBACHU
  8. Ebere ORJI
  9. Desire OPARANOZIE
  10. Rita CHIKWELU
  11. Glory IROKA
  12. Sarah MICHAEL
  13. Ogonna CHUKWUDI
  14. Faith IKIDI
  15. Josephine CHUKWUNONYE
  16. Tochukwu OLUEHI
  17. Francisca ORDEGA
  18. Ulunma JEROME
  19. Uchechi SUNDAY
  20. Amenze AIGHEWI
  21. Alaba JONATHAN

NGA – Nigeria aka The Super Falcons

The Falcons from Nigeria line up for the 6th time at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, with their first participation in 1991. In 1999, they made it up until the quarter finals. Out of seven events, they have won the African Women’s Championships six times, and have scored 19 times in 2010.

Ngozi Uche - NGA coach

We have a good team and what is important is that we are constantly improving. In football, there is always room for improvement, and, as we focus on the World Cup, we will look at correcting our past mistakes so that we can put on a good show at the finals.

EQG – Equatorial Guinea aka Nzalang Nacional

This is the first FIFA Women’s World Cup finals qualification for the Equatorial Guinea ladies. In 2008, they have won the African crown, by handing Nigeria their only-ever defeat in the event. Besides Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea with only 650,000 people is the only African nation to have won a women’s crown. At the African Women’s Championships in 2010, the Nzalang Nacional have scored 10 goals.


Marcelo Frigerio - EQG coach

The women’s team of Equatorial Guinea are like the Brazil men’s team. The players are idols and greeted like stars after each match. After their last win, it took two hours before we could leave the stadium. There can be nothing else like it in women’s football anywhere in the world.

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