Super Falcons defender Ohale Osinachi who now plays for Italian club Roma is top among the big names omitted from Nigeria national women’s team for the Turkish Women’s Cup.
Reigning African champions Nigeria will land in Antalya, Turkey on Monday, February 15, to participate in the fifth edition of the Turkish Women’s Cup scheduled for between the 15th – 24th February.
Apart from Osinachi, former captain of the team, Desire Oparanozie was also conspicuously missing from the final 23-woman list made public on Thursday.
That nonetheless American coach Randy Waldrum has released a crack squad list for his first Super Falcons’ assignment.
Waldrum invited 23 players, mostly from the group that reached the Round of 16 at the 2019 World Cup. This list includes: goalkeepers Tochukwu Oluehi and Chiamaka Nnadozie; defenders Onome Ebi and Chidinma Okeke; midfielders Rita Chikwelu, Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene and Halimatu Ayinde, and forwards Gift Monday, Rasheedat Ajibade and Asisat Oshoala
The 23-woman list
Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi (C.D. Pozoalbense, Spain); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Edo Queens)
Defenders: Onome Ebi; Glory Ogbonna (Edo Queens); Osinachi Ohale (Madrid CFF, Spain); Mariam Ibrahim (Nasarawa Amazons); Chidinma Okeke (Madrid CFF, Spain); Habeebat Akinwande (FC Robo)
Midfielders: Rita Chikwelu (Madrid CFF, Spain); Esther Sunday (ALG SPOR, Turkey); Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene (Eskilstuna, Sweden); Antoinette Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Halimatu Ayinde (Eskilstuna, Sweden); Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal); Patricia George (Sands FC, Germany)
Forwards: Asisat Oshoala (FC Barcelona, Spain); Uchenna Kanu (Linkopings, Sweden); Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid, Spain); Francisca Ordega; Chinwendu Ihezuo; Gift Monday (FC Robo); Charity Adule (SD Eibar, Spain)Follow us on social media