Sevilla Star Receives Maiden Nigeria Call-Up; Barcelona's Oshoala, Brighton's Umotong In Squad For Canada Friendly
Published: April 03, 2019
Sevilla Star Receives Maiden Nigeria Call-Up; Barcelona's Oshoala, Brighton's Umotong In Squad For Canada Friendly
The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday announced a 24-player squad list for the Super Falcons friendlies in Spain.

Barcelona star Asisat Oshoala is part of the group despite concerns over her fitness after she suffered a hamstring injury in a 2-0 win against Atletico Madrid on March 17.

One of the headline names on the roster is Sevilla striker Antionette Oyedupe Payne, who has received her maiden call-up to the Nigeria setup.

Born in Birmingham, United States, she was previously provisionally cap-tied to the Americans having represented the country at the 2012 U17 FIFA Women's World Cup and the CONCACAF Women's U17 tournament.

Brighton & Hove attacker Ini-Abasi Umotong has been included on the roster while Courtney Dike returns to the squad after she was snubbed for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations.

The squad contains three goalkeepers, six defenders, five midfielders and ten players classed as strikers.

The African champions will take on Icelandic club UMF Selfoss on April 4 before facing the Canadians on April 8, with both games taking place in the city of Murcia.

Nigeria Squad

Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi; Alaba Jonathan; Chiamaka Nnadozie

Defenders: Faith Michael; Onome Ebi; Osinachi Ohale; Josephine Chukwunonye; Ngozi Ebere; Patricia George

Midfielders: Ngozi Okobi; Rita Chikwelu; Halimatu Ayinde; Cecilia Nku; Ogonna Chukwudi

Forwards: Asisat Oshoala; Rasheedat Ajibade; Anam Imo; Chinaza Uchendu; Courtney Dike; Desire Oparanozie; Ini-Abasi Umotong; Alice Ogebe; Antionette Oyedupe Payne; Uchenna Kanu

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