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  • Updated: March 26, 2024

Waldrum invites Oshoala, Ajibade, 20 others for  Olympics qualifier against South Africa

Waldrum invites Oshoala, Ajibade, 20 others for  Olympics q

The Nigeria Football Federation on Monday announced the list of 22 players invited by head coach Randy Waldrum for the 2024 Olympic Games qualifiers aginst South Africa's Bayana Bayana.

At stake is on of two African slots to the women's football tournament of the Games where the victoroius sde over two legs will play in a tough Group C that contains Spain, Brazil and Japan.
The list includes two home based players in goalkeeper Linda Jiwuaku (Bayelsa Queens) and  Robo Queens' Shukurat Oladipo who is set to make her debut in the women's senior national team.

The roster ae made up mostly of the minstays in the national led by five-time African Footballer of the Year, Asisat Oshoala.

The first leg of the two-legged fixture will hold at the MKO Abiola stadium Abuja on April 5 while the return lef fixture holds on April 9. 

Full list of Super Falcons player for South Africa game

Goalkeepers (3): Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC); Tochukwu Oluehi (Shualat Alsharqia FC, Saudi Arabia); Linda Jiwuaku (Bayelsa Queens). 

Defenders (6): Osinachi Ohale (Pachucha Club de Futbol, Mexico); Ashleigh Plumptre (Ittihad Ladies, Saudi Arabia); Shukurat Oladipo (FC Robo Queens); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, USA); Nicole Payne (Portland Thorns FC, USA); Chidinma Okeke (Mynavi Sendai Ladies, Japan). 

Midfielders (6): Deborah Abiodun (University of Pittsburgh, USA); Halimatu Ayinde (FC Rosengard, Sweden); Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal); Jennifer Echegini (Juventus Ladies, Italy); Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid FC, Spain); Toni Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain). 

Forwards (7): Omorinsola Babajide (Coasta Adeje Tenerife Egatesa, Spain); Esther Okoronkwo (Changchun FC, China); Ifeoma Onumonu (SLC Utah, USA); Asisat Oshoala (Bay FC, USA); Uchenna Kanu (Racing Louisville, USA); Gift Monday (Coasta Adeje Tenerife Egatesa, Spain); Chiwendu Ihezuo (Pachucha Club de Futbol, Mexico). 



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