Scotland Have Two New Faces In Latest Squad

By Ed_ScottishFitba
Last updated : 08 January 2004

Scotland's women coach Vera Pauw welcomes two new faces to her squad gathering for a trip to Greece next week for two internationals. Both are from America and have paid their own way over to get a chance to play for Scotland. Goalkeeper Emily Livingstone and the unfortunately named defender Ifeoma Dieke hope they will add a new dimension to the team as it prepares for the concluding European Championship games later this year.

Dieke graduated from
Florida International University and has been playing well in the WUSA with the Atlanta Beat. Although the 21-year-old was born in the USA, of Nigerian parents, she spent much of her childhood in Scotland and played for Cumbernauld while at school here. She helped win the Scottish Cup in 1998 and was voted club player of the year three times. Livingstone is just 15 years old but is a highly promising goalkeeper with a Californian youth team called Slammers FC.

Scotland team will be gathering at Livingston on Monday evening for a trial game before flying out to Greece on Tuesday. The two games are both at the Athletic Centre in Athens, on Thursday and Saturday, both games starting at 3 pm. The full squad heading to Greece is:

Gemma Fay (Hibs)
Claire Johnstone (Kilmarnock)
Emily Livingstone (Slammers (USA))
Michelle Barr (Hibs)
Stacey Cook (Kilmarnock)
Ifeoma Dieke (Atlanta Beat (USA))
Michelle Kerr (Kilmarnock)
Mhairi Gilmour (Hibs)
Suzanne Grant (Ross County)
Joanne Love (Kilmarnock)
Kirsty McBride (Hibs)
Debbie McWhinnie (Glasgow City)
Julia Ralph (Hibs)
Megan Sneddon (Kilmarnock)
Amanda Burns (Hibs)
Julie Ferguson (Hibs)
Julie Fleeting (Ross County)
Pauline Hamill (Hibs)
Marlene Pearson (Hibs)

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