Waldrum calls Ajibade, 21 others for Japan friendly



Johnny Edward

Super Falcons coach, Randy Waldrum, has called up 22 players for next month’s international friendly match against the Senior Women National Team of Japan, Nadeshiko, in Kobe.
The match holds at the Noevir Stadium, Kobe on October 6.
The team is dominated by regular players and also welcomes four members of the U-20 girls that reached the last eight at the U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica in August.
Among the players invited for the game are Rasheedat Ajibade and Asisat Oshoala.
There are first-choice goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, defenders Osinachi Ohale and Ashleigh Plumptre, midfielders Regina Otu, Halimatu Ayinde and Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene, and forwards Uchenna Kanu, Gift Monday, Vivian Ikechukwu and Toni Payne.
The match serves as a continuation of the Falcons’ preparations for next year’s Women’s World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand. It comes just weeks after a two-match tour of the United States of America, in which they lost 0-4 and 1-2 to the USWNT.

Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie, Nkiruka Obidinma, Yewande Balogun
Defenders: Osinachi Ohale, Ashleigh Plumptre, Oluwatosin Demehin, Glory Ogbonna, Rofiat Imuran, Michelle Alozie
Midfielders: Regina Otu, Christy Ucheibe, Halimatu Ayinde, Peace Efih, Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene, Deborah Abiodun
Forwards: Asisat Oshoala, Uchenna Kanu, Ifeoma Onumonu, Gift Monday, Vivian Ikechukwu, Rasheedat Ajibade, Toni Payne