Meet the 3 new faces in Super Falcons’ WAFCON Qualifiers squad

Meet the 3 new faces in Super Falcons’ WAFCON Qualifiers squad
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The Nigerian women's national football team, the Super Falcons, have always been a force to reckon with in African women's football.

With numerous continental titles to their name, they consistently aim to maintain their dominance.

As they gear up for the Women's Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) Qualifiers, there are some exciting new faces in the squad that have caught the attention of fans and pundits alike.

In this article, we'll introduce you to the trio of Peace Efih, Vivian Ikechukwu, and Regina Otu, who are set to make their mark on the Super Falcons' journey.

Nigeria fans during captured in the stands
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Peace Ewomazino Efih: The Super Falcons' rising midfield maestro

Date of birth: 5 August 2000

Current club: Sporting Braga, Portugal

Position: Midfield

Previous clubs: Edo Queens, Rivers Angels

Peace Efih is a young and immensely talented Nigerian midfielder currently plying her trade with Sporting Braga in Portugal.

She's not just a new face in the Super Falcons' squad but a rising star in women's football.

Peace has a track record of success, having previously played for Edo Queens and Rivers Angels in the Nigeria Women Premier League.

One of her standout moments came during the 2018 WAFU Zone B Women's Cup when she scored the lone goal in Nigeria's first game at the tournament.

This impressive performance showcased her ability to thrive under pressure, making her a valuable asset in the midfield.

Her inclusion in the Super Falcons' squad is a testament to her skills and potential to become a key figure in the team's midfield.

Vivian Ikechukwu: The Besitask forward

Date of birth: 7 October 1997

Current club: Besiktask

Position: Forward

Height: 5'6

Vivian Ikechukwu is another fresh face in the Super Falcons' squad, bringing with her a wealth of talent and experience as a forward.

Her date of birth might suggest experience, but she is only just beginning to make her mark in international women's football.

She has been a key player for Besitask and is known for her agility, goal-scoring prowess, and ability to trouble opposition defenders.

Standing at 5'6″, Vivian's height gives her an edge in aerial duels and set-piece situations, making her a potential threat in front of goal.

Her inclusion in the squad adds depth and variety to the team's attacking options, and fans will be eager to see her in action during the WAFCON Qualifiers.

Nigeria fans enjoy the action in the international team game
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Regina Otu: The french-based midfield dynamo

Date of birth: 5 August 1996

Current club: AS Saint Etienne, France

Position: Midfield

Transfer date: 25 August 2022

Regina Otu, a dynamic midfielder, has made a significant move in her career by joining AS Saint Etienne in France, which is a testament to her quality as a footballer.

Her addition to the Super Falcons' squad is a significant boost to their midfield department.

Regina's ability to control the midfield, dictate the tempo of the game, and contribute both defensively and offensively is noteworthy.

Her experience playing in the French league will undoubtedly provide her with valuable exposure to a higher level of competition, which she can now bring to the Super Falcons.

The Super Falcons' squad for the WAFCON Qualifiers has received a breath of fresh air with the inclusion of Peace Efih, Vivian Ikechukwu, and Regina Otu.

These three promising talents bring diverse skills and experiences to the team, raising hopes for a successful campaign.

As Nigerian women's football continues to evolve, these new faces are poised to be integral in the team's quest for continental glory.

Football enthusiasts will be eagerly watching their progress and contributions in the upcoming tournament.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.