WAFCON 2024: Alozie missing as Oshoala, Nnadozie and 21 others get Super Falcons call

Nigeria will take on Cape Verde in the final round of the qualifiers. (Photo Credit: Pulse Sports collage)

WAFCON 2024: Alozie missing as Oshoala, Nnadozie and 21 others get Super Falcons call

Izuchukwu Akawor 15:54 - 20.11.2023

A squad of 23 players led by Asisat Oshoala and Chiamaka Nnadozie will lead Nigeria to the final round of the WAFCON with Michelle Alozie missing.

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has released a list of 23 Super Falcons players invited for the decisive final round of matches in the Women’s African Cup of Nations, WAFCON.

Barcelona superstars, Asisat Oshoala, and Chiamaka Nnadozie will lead 21 others, but there is no space for popular defender Michelle Alozie in the team.

Super Falcons list: Oshoala and Nnadozie in

The nine-time champions will host Cape Verde in the first leg clash slated for the M.K.O Stadium in Abuja on November 30.

Nigeria defeated Ethiopia 5-1 on aggregate in their last game and will hope to continue the brilliant record of having reached every edition of the WAFCON since its inception in 1998 with another win.

Oshoala posing with the Ballon d'Or || Image credit: naijatopcelebs

According to a communique from the NFF, the coach of the side Justin Madugu made the list public on Monday ahead of the decisive clash.

Oshoala leads the squad alongside talented goalkeeper, Nnadozie, with Atletico Madrid’s Rasheedat Ajibade also invited for the clash.

Chiamaka Nnadozie helped Nigeria Super Falcons overpower Ethiopia
Chiamaka Nnadozie helped Nigeria Super Falcons overpower Ethiopia. (Photo Credit: Justina Aniefiok/X)

While other popular names were also called up, new star, Omorinsola Babajide gets a recall to the team, there was no place for Houston Dallas star, Alozie and Saudi Arabia-based Ashleigh Plumptre. 

Meanwhile, Esther Onyenezide of Robo Queens, Remo Stars’ Akudo Ogbonna and Rihanat Kasali of Bayelsa Queens are the home-based stars in the team.

The Houston Dash are out of the playoffs but Michelle Alozie represented her team at the Skills Challenge. X/Houston Dash

Full List of the Players 

Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC); Tochukwu Oluehi (Shualat Alsharqia FC, Saudi Arabia); Christiana Obia (Edo Queens) 

Defenders: Osinachi Ohale (Pachuca FC, Mexico); Glory Edet (FCF TP Mazembe, DR Congo); Rihanat Kasali (Bayelsa Queens); Oluwatosin Demehin (Stade de Reims, France); Akudo Ogbonna (Remo Stars Ladies); Rofiat Imuran (Stade de Reims, France) 

Ashleigh Plumptre in action for Nigeria || Credit: Imago

Midfielders: Christy Ucheibe (SC Benfica, Portugal); Esther Onyenezide (FC Robo Queens); Peace Efih (Sporting Club de Braga, Portugal); Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid FC, Spain); Deborah Abiodun (University of Pittsburgh, USA); Toni Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Jennifer Echegini (Florida State University, USA) 

Forwards: Omorinsola Babajide (Coasta Adeje Tenerife Egatesa, Spain); Asisat Oshoala (FC Barcelona Feminine, Spain); Esther Okoronkwo (Coasta Adeje Tenerife Egatesa, Spain); Uchenna Kanu (Racing Louisville, USA); Gift Monday (Coasta Adeje Tenerife Egatesa, Spain)

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