This was after courtesy visits paid to the players of the team by some sports personalities who are confident Nigeria will retain the title.
Encouragement messages have lately been directed to the team from former football glories, and other important sports personalities in the country, to strengthen the team. Different personalities have been visiting the team and one of the guest received was Secretary General of the NFF, Sanusi Mohammed who visited them on Thursday and said he was impressed with the progress made so far by the team and called on them to double their efforts in order to put up a wonderful performance at the soccer jamboree next month. "I am confident that the Super Falcons will go to Cameroon next month to retain the cup they won, for the 7th time in 2014 in Namibia because we have what it takes to beat other teams.
The only thing in the minds of the girls now is how to win the trophy for the eighth time” Sanusi is quoted to have told Completesportsnigeria.com in Abuja. According to the Secretary General the government of Nigeria has taken measures to ensure adequate preparations and the team will have the opportunity to play friendly matches against top teams to fine-tune last minute preparations. Another august guest was the new Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr who believes the team has enough potential and some players might be able to sign contracts in Europe if they play well.
30 players were called to camp by Coach Florence Omagbemi, on October 10, 2016. The list is made up of eight overseas –based professionals and 22 home-based players. The reigning Africa woman player of the year, Asisat Oshoala of Arsenal Ladies leads the overseas–based players, while Osinachi Ohale of Rivers Angels leads the home-based.