The Super Falcons are looking to claim a tenth African crown, and they are set to begin their journey later this month
Barcelona star Asisat Oshoala and Atletico Madrid’s Rasheedat Ajibade are two of the 24 player that have been invited for the Super Falcons’ clash against Sao Tome and Principe in the 2023 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations qualifiers, Soccernet reports.
Nigeria just finished from the World Cup, where they were painfully knocked out by England in the round of 16.
They would be looking to win a record-tenth Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title in Morocco next year.
The Super Falcons will begin their journey with a qualifying fixture against Sao Tome and Principe. And ahead of the fixture, the NFF has released a list of 24 players.
Barcelona star Oshoala and Paris FC women goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie retain their spots, while Onome Ebi, the captain of the team, is still available.
Defenders: Onome Ebi (Naija Ratels); Akudo Ogbonna (Remo Stars Ladies); 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: Peace Efih (Sporting Club de Braga, Portugal); Esther Onyenezide (FC Robo Queens); Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal); Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid FC, Spain); Toni Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Regina Otu (AS Saint Etienne, France)
Forwards: Flourish Sebastine (Bayelsa Queens); Ifeoma Onumonu (NY/NJ Gotham FC, USA); Asisat Oshoala (FC Barcelona Feminine, Spain); Vivian Ikechukwu (Besiktas JK, Turkey); Gift Monday (UDG Tenerife, Spain); Chiamaka Okuchukwu (Rivers Angels); Opeyemi Ajakaye (FC Robo Queens).
The first leg will take place on September 22nd at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, while the second leg is scheduled for the 26th.
At the moment, the team does not have a coach because Randy Waldrum’s contract has already expired. However the NFF is currently negotiating with the American.