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Oshoala returns to Super Falcons as Waldrum releases provisional list for 2022 AWCON

Idris Shehu

Asisat Oshoala, FC Barcelona Femeni striker, has returned to the fold of the Super Falcons of Nigeria for the upcoming 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Morroco.

According to the list released by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Monday, Randy Waldrum, Falcons’ head coach, invited 32 players to the team’s camp ahead of the competition.

Oshoala, who recently became the first African woman to win the highest goalscorer gong in the Spanish Primera Division, led the list of invitees, having missed out on the team’s double-header friendlies with Canada to injury.

TheCable had earlier reported how the 27-year-old was stripped of the team’s captaincy due to poor performance and rebellion.


Also on the list are Chiamaka Nnadozie, Onome Ebi, Rasheedat Ajibade, Toni Payne, Francisca Ordega and Desire Oparanozie.

The training camp will open on June 18 in Morrocco. The squad is expected to undergo two weeks of training before the final team is announced.

The 12th AWCON is billed to hold from July 2 to 23, with Nigeria in Group C alongside South Africa, Botswana and Burundi.



Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France); Tochukwu Oluehi (Maccabi Kishronot Hadera, Israel); Rita Akarekor (Nasarawa Amazons); Yewande Balogun (Coppermine United, USA)

Defenders: Opeyemi Sunday (Edo Queens); Glory Ogbonna (Santa Teresa FC, Spain); Onome Ebi (En Avant Guingamp, France); Osinachi Ohale (Deportivo Alaves, Spain); Ugochi Emenayo (Konak Belediyespor Izmir, Turkey); Ashleigh Plumptre (Leicester City, England); Nicole Payne (West Virginia University, USA); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, USA); Akudo Ogbonna (Edo Queens)

Midfielders: Peace Efih (Kiryat Gat, Israel); Amanda Uju Mbadi (Atasehir Belediyespor, Turkey); Halimatu Ayinde (Eskilstuna FC, Sweden); Charity Adule (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain); Toni Oyedupe Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Regina Otu (Minsk FC, Belarus); Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal); Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid, Spain); Rita Chikwelu (Madrid CFF, Spain); Suliat Abideen (Edo Queens)

Forwards: Anam Imo (Pitea IF, Sweden); Francisca Ordega (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Desire Oparanozie (Wuhan Chegu Jianghan, China); Vivian Ikechukwu (WFC Gintra, Lithuania); Chinonyerem Macleans (GSK Gornik Leczna, Poland); Chinwendu Ihezuo (Meizhou Hakka Club, China); Ifeoma Onumonu (NY/NJ Gotham FC, USA); Uchenna Kanu (Tigres Femenil, Mexico); Asisat Oshoala (FC Barcelona, Spain)

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