The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has released a list of 22 Super Falcons players invited for the decisive final round of matches in the Women’s African Cup of Nations, WAFCON.
Barcelona superstars, Asisat Oshoala, and Chiamaka Nnadozie will lead 21 others, but there is no space for popular defender Michelle Alozie and Ashleigh Plumptre in the team. Coach Justin Madugu will be in charge of the Super Falcons again as Randy Waldrum will not be available for the second successive international window.
New star, Omorinsola Babajide gets a recall to the team, Esther Onyenezide of Robo Queens, Remo Stars’ Akudo Ogbonna, and Rihanat Kasali of Bayelsa Queens are the home-based stars in the team. The nine-time champions will host Cape Verde in the first-leg clash slated for the M.K.O Stadium in Abuja on November 30.
Full squad; Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC); Tochukwu Oluehi (Shualat Alsharqia FC, Saudi Arabia); Christiana Obia (Edo Queens).
Defenders: Osinachi Ohale (Pachuca FC, Mexico); Glory Edet (FCF TP Mazembe, DR Congo); Rihanat Kasali (Bayelsa Queens); Oluwatosin Demehin (Stade de Reims,3 France); Akudo Ogbonna (Remo Stars Ladies); Rofiat Imuran (Stade de Reims, France).
Midfielders: Christy Ucheibe (SC Benfica, Portugal); Esther Onyenezide (FC Robo Queens); Peace Efih (Sporting Club de Braga, Portugal); Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid FC, Spain); Deborah Abiodun (University of Pittsburgh, USA); Toni Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Jennifer Echegini (Florida State University, USA).
Forwards: Omorinsola Babajide (Costa Adeje Tenerife Egatesa, Spain); Asisat Oshoala (FC Barcelona Feminine, Spain); Esther Okoronkwo (Costa Adeje Tenerife Egatesa, Spain); Uchenna Kanu (Racing Louisville, USA); Gift Monday (Costa Adeje Tenerife Egatesa, Spain).