Nigeria name squad for the AFCON qualifier against Black Queens

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Head Coach of the Women’s National team of Nigeria, Randy Waldrum has invited 23 players to camping starting Sunday, October 17, 2021 for the 2022 Women African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against the Black Queens of Ghana.

The Super Falcons of Nigeria will first play Ghana at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena on Wednesday, 20th October, before traveling to Accra for the reverse fixture on Sunday, 24th October.

On the list is goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, veteran center-back Onome Ebi, Spanish-based midfielders Rita Chikwelu, Rasheedat Ajibade and Toni Oyedupe Payne. Barcelona forward and skipper for the team Asisat Oshoala also made the list.

The winner over the two legs will join hosts Morocco and 10 other countries for the 12th edition of the Women AFCON to be staged next year.


Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi (Maccabi Kishronot Hadera, Israel); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France); Yewande Balogun (California Storm, USA)

Defenders: Onome Ebi (Minsk FC, Belarus); Glory Ogbonna (Umea FC, Sweden); Osinachi Ohale (Deportivo Alaves, Spain); Ayomide Ojo (Edo Queens); Rafiat Imuran (Rivers Angels); Opeyemi Sunday (Edo Queens); Oluwatosin Demehin (Rivers Angels); Akudo Ogbonna (Edo Queens)

Midfielders: Rita Chikwelu (Madrid CFF, Spain); Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid, Spain); Toni Oyedupe Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Regina Otu (Minsk FC, Belarus); Goodness Onyebuchi (Edo Queens); Joy Bokiri (AIK FC, Sweden)

Forwards: Asisat Oshoala (FC Barcelona, Spain); Francisca Ordega (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Gift Monday (FC Robo Queens); Uchenna Kanu (Linkopings FC, Sweden); Desire Oparanozie (Dijon FC, France); Vivian Ikechukwu (Rivers Angels).

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