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Soccer News of Sunday, 18 September 2022


Oshoala returns to Super Falcons to Japan friendly, see full squad

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Asisat Oshoala has returned to the Super Falcons as she has been invited by Randy Waldrum ahead of the team’s pre-World Cup friendly game against Japan.

The American coach has invited 22 players including three players from the Falconets for the game in Nadeshiko, Kobe, Japan.

Profit Imuran, Tosin Demehin and Deborah Abiodun were the three Falconets players invited.

Regular suspects, Rasheedat Ajibade, Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene, Chiamaka Nnadozie, Ashleigh Plumptre and others are on the list.

Notable exclusions include captain Onome Ebi, Rita Chikwelu and Tochukwu Oluehi.

The Super Falcons are headed to Australia and New Zealand in 2023 and have been getting top-grade friendly games. Earlier in the month, they lost 4-0 and 2-1 to the United States in double friendlies. They scored their first goal against the Americans in more than 20 years in the second loss at the tour.

See full list for Japan friendly below;

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