Oshoala, Ajibade, 21 Other Super Falcons Stars Invited for Mexico Tourney

Oshoala, Ajibade, 21 Other Super Falcons Stars Invited for Mexico Tourney

  • Asisat Oshoala and 22 other Nigerian female players have been invited for the Super Falcons Mexico tourney
  • On Wednesday, February 15, the Super Falcons will play their first game in the tournament against Mexico
  • Nigeria coach Waldrum is expected to use the competition to prepare his side for this year's World Cup

Randy Waldrum who is the coach of the Super Falcons of Nigeria has invited 23 players for next month’s Revelation Cup Tournament to be staged in Leon, Mexico City.

Barcelona Femeni striker Asisat Oshoala is among the players called by Waldrum alongside the likes of Piumptre and Ajibade in what is a strong squad.

Super Falcons, Waldrum, Mexico tourney, Oshoala
Asisat Oshoala, Piumptre, Ajibade, 20 Others Super Falcons star invited for Mexico tourney. Photo by Alexandre Dimou
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Captain of the Nigerian side Onome Ebi is also in the squad ahead of the tournament which will start on February 15th to 21st.

Objectives of the tournament

According to the report on Complete Sports, the aim and target of the tournament is to prepare the teams for the coming Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

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Super Falcons full squad

Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France); Yewande Balogun (AS Saint-Etienne, France)

Defenders: Onome Ebi (Levante Las Planas (Spain); Osinachi Ohale (Deportivo Alaves, Spain); Ashleigh Plumptre (Leicester City, England); Glory Ogbonna (ALG Spor, Turkey); Rofiat Imuran (Stade de Reims, France); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, USA); Oluwatosin Demehin (Stade de Reims, France); Akudo Ogbonna (Rivers Angels)

Midfielders: Halimatu Ayinde (FC Rosengard, Sweden); Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal); Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene (Eskilstuna United, Sweden); Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid, Spain); Toni Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Jennifer Echegini (Florida State University, USA); Regina Otu (AS Saint-Etienne, France)

Forwards: Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona Femenin, Spain); Esther Okoronkwo (AS Saint-Etienne, France); Ifeoma Onumonu (NY/NJ Gotham FC, USA); Chinwendu Ihezuo (Rayadas Monterrey, Mexico); Francisca Ordega (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Uchenna Kanu (Tigres Femenil, Mexico)

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Oshoala nets Hat Trick

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Nigerian international Asisat Oshoala was on a scoring spree as Barcelona Femeni thrashed their Levante Las Planas counterparts 7-0 in the Spanish women’s league on Wednesday.

Barca’s female team become the first in the history of football to win 50 consecutive league matches.

Oshoala was in action for the Catalan club, while her international teammate Rita Chikwelu featured for Levante Las Planas.

The reigning 'African Women’s Player of the Year' scored Barcelona’s second (25th minute) fifth (56th minute) and sixth (63rd minute) goals.

Source: SportsBrief.com