Friendly: Ajibade leads Super Falcons vs Japan, Plumptre, Nnadozie start
Rasheedat Ajibade, a star for Atletico Madrid, has been selected as the Super Falcons' captain for the friendly match against Japan.
In place of Onome Ebi, the team's regular captain, head coach Randy Waldrum chose the winger to serve as captain.
Ajibade will support Uchenna Kanu and Ifeoma Onumonu in the team’s attack.
Reliable goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie, kept her position in goal from the previous two friendlies against the United States of America.
Michelle Alozie, Ashleigh Plumptre, Osinachi Ohale, and Glory Ogbonna will line up in defence.
The trio of Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene, Christy Ucheibe and Deborah Abiodun will operate in midfield.
Super Falcons ready for Japan test after USA friendlies
Next month, the Super Falcons will play another friendly match against Japan as part of their intensified preparations for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.On Thursday, October 6, the friendly will take place at Kobe's Noevir Stadium.It will be the third time the two nations have met.At the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, the Nadeshiko edged the Super Falcons 1-0 in the first meeting between the two squads in 2004.Two back-to-back friendlies in 2013 were won 2-0 each...
2023 WWC: Super Falcons start preparation for England clash Thursday
The Super Falcons of Nigeria will resume practice on Thursday as they prepare for their match against England in the round of 16 of the ongoing 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.After a 0-0 draw on Monday against the Republic of Ireland, Randy Waldrum's team secured their place in the knockout round.The technical staff gave the Falcons a two-day break following the match against the Girls in Green.On Wednesday, the players went sightseeing in Brisbane as part of their rec...
WAFCON 2022: Ajibade, Ohale make team of group stage
The Super Falcons stars, Rasheedat Ajibade and Osinachi Ohale, have been included in the team for the group stage at the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).Ajibade and Ohale have been the top performers for the nine-time champions so far in the competition.Ajibade, who plays for Spanish Iberdola outfit Atletico Madrid, has scored two goals and registered two assists for the Super Falcons in Morocco.The former FC Robo pl...
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