31st August, 2022
Nigeria’s Super Falcons have arrived in the United States on a two-match tour comprising two friendly matches with the U.S. Women’s National Team.
Ademola Olajire, Director of Communications at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
He said the first of the two matches will take place at the Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City on Saturday.
Both teams are using the friendly matches to prepare for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup finals scheduled for Australia and New Zealand.
They will face off once more at the Audi Field in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.
Olajire disclosed also that Falcons’ Head Coach Randy Waldrum has picked four members of the Nigerian under-20 women team for the just-concluded FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.
These are defenders Oluwatosin Demehin and Rofiat Imuran, and midfielders Esther Onyenezide and Deborah Abiodun, all prominent members of the team that reached the quarter-finals.
“Home-based professionals Christy Ohiaeriaku, Akudo Ogbonna and Gift Monday are also in the delegation.
The NFF official said: “First-choice goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, defender Osinachi Ohale, midfielder Toni Payne and forwards Rasheedat Ajibade and Uchenna Kanu will equally provide the spine for an interesting Nigeria selection.”
SUPER FALCONS FOR FRIENDLIES WITH THE USWNT:
Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Edo Queens)
Defenders: Nicole Payne (West Virginia University, USA); Glory Ogbonna (ALG Spor, Turkey); Osinachi Ohale (Deportivo Alaves, Spain); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, USA); Akudo Ogbonna (Edo Queens); Oluwatosin Demehin (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); Rofiat Imuran (Rivers Angels); Uchenna Kanu (Tigres Femenil, Mexico); Vivian Ikechukwu (WFC Gintra, Lithuania); Ifeoma Onumonu (NY/NJ Gotham FC, USA); Gift Monday (Bayelsa Queens); Esther Onyenezide (FC Robo Queens).