Goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, defender Osinachi Ohale, and forward Asisat Oshoala have all received invitations from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), along with 19 other players, to the Super Falcons’ camp in preparation for this month’s match against the Senior Women National Team of Ethiopia.
The NFF news statement states that Ethiopia will host the first leg of the second-round match in Addis Abeba on Wednesday, October 25, while Nigeria will host the second game on Tuesday, October 31. As Nigeria, the nine-time defending champions of Africa, had a bye, Ethiopia defeated Chad in the opening round of the series.
The Super Falcons received a bye to the third round of the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualification series after Sao Tome and Principe’s senior girls withdrew from the match.
The Super Falcons, who placed eighth out of 32 teams at the 32-team FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand in the summer, also received a bye.
At the end of November, the third round of that series will pit the Falcons against their Cape Verdean opponents.
Next year’s Women’s Olympic Football Tournament will take place in Paris, France.
In 2000, 2004 and 2008, the Super Falcons participated in the Olympic games.
ALL THE INVITED PLAYERS:
Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC); Tochukwu Oluehi (Shualat Alsharqia FC, Saudi Arabia); Monle Oyono (Bayelsa Queens)
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).
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) .
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)