23 August 2012
Nigeria has announced its first ever women’s squad for the Homeless World Cup, to be held in Mexico City from October 6-12, while the Netherlands women will be represented by the team from Utrecht who won the recent Dutch Street Cup.
Search and Groom, a community project in Nigeria which focuses on sports for social development, selected its squad after three weeks of trials. Nine players were selected and a further six players are on standby.
Six of the players were selected from Lagos, Sarah Iloduba, Toyosi Alogba, Nimot Ahmad, Peace Ozehudu, Sudan Abidoye and Omolara Kolawole, plus Regina Otu, Glory Henshaw and Edikan Udoh from Calabar, with Rita Monday, Funmilola Adediran, Ololade Fadoyin, Damilola Omotosho, Uduak Jimmy and Ruth Unwana on standby.
The Netherlands women's team is also expected to be a top contender in Mexico City after the Utrecht players' impressive performance at their national tournament.
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