Peter Dedevbo has been named the coach of the national U-20 women’s team, the Falconets, Nigeria Football Federation has said.
He was coach of the U-17 women’s team, Flamingos, prior to the appointment.
The Delta State-born who led the Flamingos to quarter-final berths at the FIFA World Cup finals in Trinidad and Tobago in 2010 and in Azerbaijan in 2012, has invited 30 players for camping ahead of next year's qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada next year.
The Falconets, runners-up at the Germany 2010 World Cup and semi-finalists at the following edition in Japan in 2012, will play against Burkina Faso in the first round fixtures.
Nigeria hosts the first leg encounter later this month, with camping slated for Monday in Abuja.
A source close to the team lists some of the players as Saran Nnodim (Delta Queens), Victoria Aidelomon (Pelican Stars), Fasilat Adeyemo (Confluence Queens), Oluchi Ofoegbu (Delta Queens), Halimat Ayinde (Delta Queens), Bidemi Aluko (Rivers Angels), Cynthia Aku (Rivers Angels), Patience Okaeme (Delta Queens), Mabel Michael (Ibom Queens) and Jiroro Idike (Delta Queens).