Friendly Match: The Super Falcons withdrew against the United States

The Super Falcons will face a tough task in an international friendly as a handful of their regulars will miss out on the two-game training tour against the United States.

Sources say visa issues will prevent Swedish duo Halimatu Ayinde and Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene as well as Russian duo Francisca Ordega and Maclean’s Chinonyerem from making the squad. The squad list now includes two goalkeepers, seven defenders, five midfielders and six forwards, seven of whom were not part of the Women’s AFCON 2022 squad that recently took place in Morocco.

The Super Falcons will face the eight-time CONCACAF winners on September 3, 2022 in Kansas City in the first leg, before a return match at Audi Field in Washington DC on Tuesday September 6. Both teams have already booked their places for next year’s World Cup, as they also belong to the college of teams that have participated in all FIFA Women’s World Cups since its inception in 1990.

The group of Nigeria against the United States:

Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Edo Queens)

Defenders: Nicole Payne (West Virginia University, United States); Glory Ogbonna (ALG Sport, Turkey); Osinachi Ohale (Deportivo Alaves, Spain); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, USA); Akudo Ogbonna (Edo Queens); Oluwatosin Demehin (Rivers Angels), Rofiat Imuran (Rivers Angels);

Midfielders: Jennifer Echegini (Florida State University, USA); Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal); Toni Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Amanda Mbadi Uju (Atasehir Belediyespor, Turkey); Deborah Abiodun (Rivers Angels).

Forwards: Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid, Spain); Uchenna Kanu (Femenil Tigers, Mexico); Vivian Ikechukwu (WFC Gintra, Lithuania); Ifeoma Onumonu (NY/NJ Gotham FC, USA); Gift Monday (Bayelsa Queens); Esther Onyenezide (FC Robo Queens).

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