Super Falcons coach Randy Waldrum has finalized his 23-man squad for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Amid concerns over how fit and well-trained the Nigerian Super Falcons will be ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the team representing the country has been confirmed.
One player to watch out for on the team is Onome Ebi, a former Super Falcons legend. She is about to make history by participating in her sixth World Championship, making her one of the few players to achieve this feat. The only other players to have achieved this are Brazilian side Formiga and Japanese legend Homare Sawa.
The squad will be bolstered by the presence of 10 players who were instrumental in the Super Falcons’ impressive performance at the 2019 World Cup in France, including Uchenna Kanu and Desire Oparanozie. In addition, five-time African Footballer of the Year and top scorer for Nigeria in the previous tournament, Asisat Oshoala will make her highly anticipated return to the world stage.
However, there are some omissions from the 2019 squad, with veteran players Rita Chikwelo and Ngozi Okobe-Okyojin not making the final cut for the upcoming tournament.
goalkeepers Yetunde Balogun, Chiamaka Nnadozie, Tochukwu Oluehi
The Defenders Tosin Demehin, Onome Ebi, Rofiat Imuran, Osinachi Ohale, Glory Ogbonna, Ashleigh Plumptre
midfielders Deborah Abiodun, Halima Allende, Jennifer Eshigeni, Kristi Ochebe
attackers Rashidat Ajibad, Michelle Alouzi, The Gift of Mondays, Esther Okoronko, Ifuma Onomono, Desire Oparanozi, Francisca Ordega, Asisat Oshoala, Tony Payne
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