Barcelona's Oshoala, Atletico Madrid's Ajibade top Super Falcons' roster for April friendlies

Barcelona's Oshoala, Atletico Madrid's Ajibade top Super Falcons' roster for April friendlies

  • Super Falcons Head Coach Randy Waldrum has announced his team's call-up list, inviting 23 top players to a camp ahead of the upcoming international friendly matches in Turkey next month.

Among the notable invitees are team captain Onome Ebi, Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala, and Atletico Madrid forward Rasheedat Ajibade.

The Super Falcons, who are nine-time African champions, are scheduled to play two friendly matches next month.

They will first face World Cup-bound Haiti women’s national team on April 7 at the Emir Sports Complex in Antalya, Turkey. Four days later, they will take on World Cup co-hosts New Zealand at the Mardan Sports Complex, also in Antalya.

Since their last outing at the Turkish Women’s Cup in February 2023, the Super Falcons have been on a break, giving Coach Waldrum ample time to assess his squad and make necessary changes to ensure the team is in top shape for the upcoming friendlies.

The team will converge in Antalya, Turkey, on April 2, for a week-long camp before their first match against Haiti.

Nigeria's women’s national football team, the Super Falcons, has made eight appearances at the FIFA Women's World Cup, with their best performance being a quarter-final finish in 1999. Fans and stakeholders of the Super Falcons will be eagerly watching to see how the team performs in these friendlies as they prepare for their upcoming assignments.

INVITED PLAYERS:

Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France); Yewande Balogun (AS Saint-Etienne, France); Inyene Etim (Abia Angels).

Defenders: Onome Ebi (Abia Angels); Osinachi Ohale (Deportivo Alaves, Spain); Ashleigh Plumptre (Leicester City, England); Glory Ogbonna (Besiktas JK, Turkey); Rofiat Imuran (Stade de Reims, France); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, U.S); Oluwatosin Demehin (Stade de Reims, France).

Midfielders: Halimatu Ayinde (FC Rosengard, Sweden); Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal); Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene (FC Levante Las Planas, Spain); Deborah Abiodun (Rivers Angels); Toni Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Regina Otu (AS Saint-Etienne, France).

Forwards: Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona Femenin, Spain); Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid, Spain); Esther Okoronkwo (AS Saint-Etienne, France); Ifeoma Onumonu (NY/NJ Gotham FC, U.S); Uchenna Kanu (Racing Louisville, Kentucky, U.S); Desire Oparanozie (Wuhan Chegu Jianghan, China); Gift Monday (UDG Tenerife, Spain).

Back to blog

Leave a comment

  • Super Falcons climb eight places to 32nd in latest FIFA Women's Rankings

    Super Falcons climb eight places to 32nd in lat...

    The Super Falcons have surged eight places to claim the 32nd spot in the latest FIFA rankings for women's football. This remarkable jump comes in the wake of their performance...

    Super Falcons climb eight places to 32nd in lat...

    The Super Falcons have surged eight places to claim the 32nd spot in the latest FIFA rankings for women's football. This remarkable jump comes in the wake of their performance...

  • Nigeria 0-0 (2-4 pen.): Super Falcons exit FIFA Women's World Cup

    Nigeria 0-0 (2-4 pen.): Super Falcons exit FIFA...

    Nigeria's hopes of progressing in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup were dashed in a heart-wrenching penalty shootout defeat to England at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium. The Super Falcons put up...

    Nigeria 0-0 (2-4 pen.): Super Falcons exit FIFA...

    Nigeria's hopes of progressing in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup were dashed in a heart-wrenching penalty shootout defeat to England at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium. The Super Falcons put up...

  • England vs Nigeria - FIFA Women's World Cup Round of 16 Match Preview

    England vs Nigeria - FIFA Women's World Cup Rou...

    Nigeria's Super Falcons will target a first quarterfinal appearance in 24 years at the FIFA Women's World Cup when they face England on Monday morning. The former African champions finished...

    1 comment

    England vs Nigeria - FIFA Women's World Cup Rou...

    Nigeria's Super Falcons will target a first quarterfinal appearance in 24 years at the FIFA Women's World Cup when they face England on Monday morning. The former African champions finished...

    1 comment
1 of 3