Randy Waldrum, the head coach of the Super Falcons, has unveiled a 25-player squad for the 12th Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, which will be held in Morocco from July 2–23, 2022.
Asisat Oshoala of FC Barcelona, Ashleigh Plumptre of Leicester City, Rasheedat Ajibade of Atletico Madrid, and other prominent players are among those traveling to Morocco.
Nigeria’s oldest international and five-time World Cup attendee, Onome Ebi, who turned 39 last month, will lead the Super Falcons as team captain.
Nigeria will kick off their campaign against South Africa’s Banyana Banyana on Monday, July 4th prior to their subsequent matches against Botswana (July 7th) and Burundi (10th),
Africa will be represented at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand by all four of the semifinalist teams from the competition in Morocco.
On Monday, June 27, the group representing the Falcons will leave for Morocco.
The Falcons will be looking forward to retain the most coveted trophy in Africa’s women football.
Super Falcons WAFCON 2022 roster
Goalkeepers : Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France); Tochukwu Oluehi (Maccabi Kishronot Hadera, Israel); Yewande Balogun (Coppermine United, USA)
Defenders : Glory Ogbonna (Santa Teresa FC, Spain); Onome Ebi (En Avant Guingamp, France); Osinachi Ohale (Deportivo Alaves, Spain); Ashleigh Plumptre (Leicester City, England); Nicole Payne (West Virginia University, USA); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, USA); Akudo Ogbonna (Edo Queens)
Midfielders : Peace Efih (Kiryat Gat, Israel); Halimatu Ayinde (Eskilstuna FC, Sweden); Toni Oyedupe Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Regina Otu (Minsk FC, Belarus); Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal); Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid, Spain); Rita Chikwelu (Madrid CFF, Spain); Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene (Eskilstuna FC, Sweden)
Forwards : Francisca Ordega (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Vivian Ikechukwu (WFC Gintra, Lithuania); Chinonyerem Macleans (GSK Gornik Leczna, Poland); Ifeoma Onumonu (NY/NJ Gotham FC, USA); Uchenna Kanu (Tigres Femenil, Mexico); Asisat Oshoala (FC Barcelona, Spain); Gift Monday (Bayelsa Queens)
Nothing less than 15 members of the squad will be making their WAFCON debut.
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