NFF announces Super Falcons squad for 2024 Women’s AFCON Qualifications

NFF announces Super Falcons squad for 2024 Women’s AFCON Qualifications
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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has officially unveiled Super Falcons‘ 24-woman squad that will represent the nation in the upcoming 2024 Women's Africa Cup of Nations first-round qualifying games against Sao Tome and Principe.

This announcement comes on the heels of the Nigerian women's commendable performance at the recent World Cup in New Zealand/Australia, where they finished among the top 10 countries.

With their sights set on a successful WAFCON qualifying campaign, the Super Falcons are determined to kick off on a strong note.

The Super Falcons eying victory at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena

Nigeria celebrate the goal from Asisat Oshoala
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Nigeria's national women's football team, the Super Falcons, are eagerly anticipating their clash with the team from Central Africa Island on Friday, 22nd September at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena.

The squad is focused on securing a comprehensive victory in this crucial encounter.

The 2nd leg fixture is scheduled for Tuesday, 26th September, making these matches pivotal in the quest for a spot in the 2024 Women's Africa Cup of Nations.

Meet the Super Falcons squad

The Super Falcons squad announced by the NFF includes a mix of experienced players and promising newcomers.

Notably, the 40-year-old Captain Onome Ebi is set to lead the Falcons in their pursuit of a 14th consecutive WAFCON appearance.

In addition to Ebi, Asisat Oshoala, the five time African Player of the Year experience will be vital for the team's success.

In addition to the familiar faces, the squad welcomes some fresh talent.
Among the new additions are:

  • Peace Efih: Sporting Braga in Portugal
  • Vivian Ikechukwu: Besiktas forward
  • Regina Otu: French-based talent

These new faces bring excitement and energy to the squad and will be pivotal in achieving the desired results in the qualifiers.

Notable Absences

Ashleigh Plumptre in action for Nigeria
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While the squad is bolstered by new talent, some familiar names will be missing from the upcoming matches.

Notably, Ashleigh Plumptre, who recently made a move to the Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad, will be absent from the lineup.

Additionally, players like Francisca Ordega, Osinachi Ohale, and Halimatu Ayinde have been excused from the upcoming game.

Full list of the Super Falcons squad for 2024 Women's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sao Tome and Principe

Goalkeepers:

Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC); Tochukwu Oluehi (Shualat Alsharqia FC, Saudi Arabia); Monle Oyono (Bayelsa Queens)

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)

This article was most recently revised and updated 9 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.