• Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

NFF Lists 22 Super Falcons for Olympic Qualifiers Against Ethiopia


Despite the Super Falcons being without a coach, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has invited 22 players to the Falcons’ camp as the ladies prepare for this month’s Paris 2024 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament qualification fixture against Ethiopia’s Senior Women National Team, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.

The list include key player such as goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, defender Osinachi Ohale, and forward Asisat Oshoala, along with 19 other players.
Ethiopia will host the first leg of this second-round fixture in Addis Ababa on Wednesday, 25th October, with the return leg in Nigeria on Tuesday, 31st October. Ethiopia secured their place in this round by eliminating Chad, while Nigeria received a bye.

The Super Falcons, who reached the 8th position in the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals last August have also received a bye to the third round of the 2024 Women Africa Cup of Nations qualification series.

This came after Sao Tome and Principe withdrew from the tie. The Falcons will face Cape Verde in the third round at the end of November.

Next year’s Women’s Olympic Football Tournament will be hosted in Paris, France. The Super Falcons previously participated in the Olympics in 2000, 2004, and 2008.

ALL THE INVITED PLAYERS:

Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC); Tochukwu Oluehi (Shualat Alsharqia FC, Saudi Arabia); Monle Oyono (Bayelsa Queens)

Defenders: Osinachi Ohale (Pachuca FC, Mexico); Comfort Folorunsho (Edo Queens); Oluwatosin Demehin (Stade de Reims, France); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, USA); Nicole Payne (Paris Saint Germain, France); Jumoke Alani (Edo Queens); Rofiat Imuran (Stade de Reims, France).

Midfielders: Halimatu Ayinde (Rosengard FC, Sweden); Peace Efih (Sporting Club de Braga, Portugal); Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal); Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid FC, Spain); Toni Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Regina Otu (AS Saint Etienne, France) .

Forwards: Omorinsola Babajide (Coasta Adeje Tenerife Egatesa, Spain); Ifeoma Onumonu (NY/NJ Gotham FC, USA); Asisat Oshoala (FC Barcelona Feminine, Spain); Uchenna Kanu (Racing Louisville, USA); Gift Monday ((Coasta Adeje Tenerife Egatesa, Spain); Opeyemi Ajakaye (FC Robo Queens)

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