OPARANOZIE, OSHOALA AND 21 OTHERS MAKE WORLD CUP SQUAD
Nigeria Super Falcons Captain Desire Oparanozie, defender Onome Ebi and Barcelona forward Asisat Oshoala top the list of the 23 players that will represent Nigeria at the 8th FIFA Women World Cup finals in France as Coach Thomas Dennerby released the Super Falcons final Squad in Austria today.
AWCON 2016 and 2018 goalkeepers Jonathan Alaba and Tochukwu Oluehi both made the team with Halimatu Ayinde, Rasheedat Ajibade, Osinachi Ohale also in the roster.
England based forward, Ini Umotong and Josephine Chukuwunonye were the two players dropped from the Super Falcons squad.
The Super Falcons will depart Austria, where they are on a two weeks camping, for France on Tuesday 4th of June.
Super Falcons will battle Norway, Korea and host France in the group stage.
Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels); Alaba Jonathan (Bayelsa Queens); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels)
Defenders: Osinachi Ohale (Vaxjo DFF, Sweden); Ngozi Ebere (Arna Bjornar, Norway); Onome Ebi (Henan Huisanhang, China); Faith Michael (Pitea IF, Sweden); Chidinma Okeke (FC Robo)
Midfielders: Rita Chikwelu (Krstianstand DFF, Sweden); Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene (Eskiltuna United, Sweden); Evelyn Nwabuoku (Rivers Angels); Ogonna Chukwudi (Djurgardens IF, Sweden); Halimatu Ayinde (Eskiltuna United, Sweden); Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons)
Forwards: Desire Oparanozie (En Avant Guingamp, France); Anam Imo (Malmo FC Rosengard, Sweden); Asisat Oshoala (FC Barcelona, Spain); Chinaza Uchendu (SC Braga, Portugal); Uchenna Kanu (Southeastern University, USA); Rasheedat Ajibade (Alvadsnes IL, Norway); Francisca Ordega (Shanghai W. FC); Alice Ogebe (Rivers Angels); Chinwendu Ihezuo (Henana Huisanhang, China)