Atletico Madrid & Sevilla stars, 4 Falconets named in Nigeria 20-player squad for friendlies v USA
Published: August 31, 2022
Atletico Madrid & Sevilla stars, 4 Falconets named in Nigeria 20-player squad for friendlies v USA

Super Falcons coach Randy Waldrum has picked four members of Nigeria's U20 girls that reached the quarter finals at the just-concluded FIFA U20 Women's World Cup in his 20-player squad for the upcoming friendlies against United States Women's National Team.

The four players promoted to the Super Falcons are defenders Oluwatosin Demehin and Rofiat Imuran, and midfielders Esther Onyenezide and Deborah Abiodun.

Spanish-based trio Osinachi Ohale (Deportivo Alaves), Toni Payne (Sevilla FC) and Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid) are in contention to add to their international caps having made the squad list.


Home-based professionals Christy Ohiaeriaku, Akudo Ogbonna and Gift Monday are also in the delegation to the United States.

The United States and Nigeria will face off at the Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas on Saturday, 3rd September and their second game will be staged at the Audi Field in Washington, D. C. on Tuesday, 6th September.


Nigeria squad for friendlies against USA


Goalkeepers (2): Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Edo Queens)


Defenders (6): Nicole Payne (West Virginia University, USA); Glory Ogbonna (ALG Spor, Turkey); Osinachi Ohale (Deportivo Alaves, Spain); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, USA); Akudo Ogbonna (Edo Queens); Oluwatosin Demehin (Rivers Angels)


Midfielders (5): Jennifer Echegini (Florida State University, USA); Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal); Toni Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Amanda Mbadi Uju (Atasehir Belediyespor, Turkey); Deborah Abiodun (Rivers Angels)


Forwards (7) : Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid, Spain); Rofiat Imuran (Rivers Angels); Uchenna Kanu (Tigres Femenil, Mexico); Vivian Ikechukwu (WFC Gintra, Lithuania); Ifeoma Onumonu (NY/NJ Gotham FC, USA); Gift Monday (Bayelsa Queens); Esther Onyenezide (FC Robo Queens)  


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