Nigeria feminine team Super Falcons are in tensed preparation ahead of the crunch Nations cup last round qualification tie against Code d’Ivoire scheduled to take place in February next year.
Coach Randy Waldrum has invited 30 players for a nine-day training camp in Abuja in preparation for the epic decider next year.
The 30 players are evenly divided: 15 players are home-based while the other 15 are foreign-based.
The camp which started on Monday, November 22 is expected to end on Tuesday, November 30 to keep the players abreast and in good shape for the task ahead.
The Falcons eliminated arch-rivals Ghana in a 2-1 aggregate and the match against the Ivorians is expected to be even more tough.
Nigeria will first play host to the Ivorians in Lagos before travelling for the deciding fixture.
The 30 invited Super Falcon players
Goalkeepers: Onyinyechukwu Okeke (Bayelsa Queens); Ibubeleye Whyte (Rivers Angels); Uchenna Chukwu (Nasarawa Amazons)
Defenders: Onome Ebi (Minsk FC, Belarus); Maureen Okpala (Nasarawa Amazons); Patricia George (SC Sand, Germany); Ashley Plumptre (Leicester City, England); Miracle Joseph (Bayelsa Queens); Joy Duru (Nasarawa Amazons); Nicole Payne (West Virginia University, USA); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, USA); Glory Edet (Bayelsa Queens); Akudo Ogbonna (Edo Queens)
Midfielders: Adekite Dada (Watford FC, England); Peace Efih (Kiryat Gat, Israel); Yetunde Aluko (WFC Ramat Hasharon, Israel); Amanda Mbadinuju (Bayelsa Queens); Goodness Onyebuchi (Edo Queens); Grace Igboamalu (Bayelsa Queens); Toni Oyedupe Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Regina Otu (Minsk FC, Belarus); Christy Ucheibe (Minsk FC, Belarus)
Forwards: Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid, Spain); Esther Okoronkwo (AS Saint Etienne, France); Mary-Ann Ezenagu (Rivers Angels); Desire Oparanozie (Dijon FC, France); Vivian Ikechukwu (Rivers Angels); Gift Monday (FC Robo); Juliet Bassey (Bayelsa Queens); Chinonyerem Macleans (Gonirk Leczna (Poland)