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Falcons Coach invites 18 players for paris Olympics

Paris Olympics: Waldrum Names 22, To open camping in Sevilla

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Super Falcons Coach, Randy Waldrum, has invited 22 players ahead of the 2024 Olympics Games, which begins July 26 in Paris, France.

Super Falcons qualified for the football event of the 2024 Olympics scheduled for July 26 to August 10.

Waldrum and his girls will battle in Group C against world champions Spain, Japan and Brazil.

Leading the list of invited players include reigning Africa Women Footballer of the year and FC Bay’s forward, Asisat Oshoala, recent winner of Athletico Madrid player of the season, Rasheedat Ajibade and Paris FC’s goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie

Other star players in the squad are midfielders; Deborah Abiodun, Halimatu Ayinde, Christy Ucheibe and Toni Payne, forwards Esther Okoronkwo, Chinwendu Ihezuo and Uchenna Kanu, and defenders Oluwatosin Demehin and Michelle Alozie.

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According to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the Falcons will head for Sevilla Thursday all things being equal for a two-week training tour. The team will depart Sevilla on 18th July for France ahead of the football event of the Olympics.  Falcons will begin their campaign against Brazil on 25th July, followed by a clash with against Spain on 28th July before rounding off the group stage with clash against on 31st july.

Super Falcons full list of invited players:

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

Defenders: Osinachi Ohale (Pachucha Club de Futbol, Mexico); Oluwatosin Demehin (Stade de Reims, France); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, USA); Nicole Payne (Portland Thorns FC, USA); Chidinma Okeke (Mynavi Sendai Ladies, Japan)

Midfielders: Deborah Abiodun (University of Pittsburgh, USA); Halimatu Ayinde (FC Rosengard, Sweden); Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal); Jennifer Echegini (Juventus Ladies, Italy); Toni Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain)

Forwards: Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid FC, Spain); Esther Okoronkwo (Changchun FC, China); Asisat Oshoala (Bay FC, USA); Uchenna Kanu (Racing Louisville, USA); Chiwendu Ihezuo (Pachucha Club de Futbol, Mexico); Chinonyerem Macleans (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia)

Backup Players: Jumoke Alani (Nasarawa Amazons); Ifeoma Onumonu (Utah Royals, USA); Gift Monday (Coasta Adeje Tenerife Egatesa, Spain); Morufa Ademola (Rivers Angels).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Julius Okorie is Chief Sports and Entertainment Correspondent for Prime Business Africa. He began his journalism career with the Champion Newspaper and Sporting Champion and later moved on to Daily Independent and the Nation Newspapers. Okorie joined Prime Business Africa in 2024 bringing on board 20 years of experience in writing investigative news on Sports and Entertainment. His well researched and highly informative articles on Sports Business and general entertainment are followed by a wide range of audience.

Julius Okorie is Chief Sports and Entertainment Correspondent for Prime Business Africa. He began his journalism career with the Champion Newspaper and Sporting Champion and later moved on to Daily Independent and the Nation Newspapers. Okorie joined Prime Business Africa in 2024 bringing on board 20 years of experience in writing investigative news on Sports and Entertainment. His well researched and highly informative articles on Sports Business and general entertainment are followed by a wide range of audience.

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