Nigeria’s female national soccer team on Monday jetted out of the country to China for a four-nation tournament in preparation for the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place in France this summer.

In a statement, the Nigeria Football Federation said the team comprised 16 players among the current African champions and nine officials.

The contingent is expected to arrive in the Chinese city of Meizhou, in the Guangdong province of the world’s most populous nation on Tuesday, the local football governing body said.

Four other players, namely defender Faith Michael, midfielder Rita Chikwelu and forwards Ini-Abasi Umotong and Chinaza Uchendu will fly to China from Europe to join the team.

Hosts China, Romania, and South Korea are the other teams taking part in the four-day invitational tournament starting on January 17. Enditem



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