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WAFCON 2022: Profiling Nigeria’s 25-woman squad to Morocco

This article contains all you need to know about the Super Falcons players representing Nigeria at the WAFCON in Morocco.

Super Falcons' contingent to the 2022 Women's Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) in Morocco

All eyes will be on Nigeria as 12 African nations gear up to start the 2022 Women's Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON).

For the Super Falcons and nine-time champions of this competition, the desire will be to clinch the trophy - like every other competing nation.

But will the experience be a barrier for the Super Falcons as 14 of the named 25 players compete at this level for the first time, as well as head coach Randy Waldrum?

Here is all you need to know about Waldrum’s 25-woman squad in Morocco.

  • TOCHUKWU OLUEHI - Goalkeeper

Jersey Number: 1

Club: Maccabi Kishronot Hadera, Israel

Age: 35 years (born 2 May 1987)

Previous Women AFCONs (5): Nigeria 2006, Equatorial Guinea 2008, South Africa 2010, Equatorial Guinea 2012, Ghana 2018

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2006 African Women's Championship

  • CHIAMAKA NNADOZIE - Goalkeeper

Jersey Number: 16

Club: Paris FC, France

Age: 21 years (born 8 December 2000)

Previous Women AFCONs (1): Ghana 2018

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

  • YEWANDE BALOGUN - Goalkeeper

Jersey Number: 21

Club: Coppermine United, USA

Age: 32 years (born 28 September 1989)

Previous Women AFCONs: None

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2022 Women's AFCON

  • ONOME EBI - Defender

Jersey Number: 5

Club: Guingamp, France

Age: 39 years (born 8 May 1983)

Previous Women AFCONs (6): Equatorial Guinea 2008, South Africa 2010, Equatorial Guinea 2012, Namibia 2014, Cameroon 2016, Ghana 2018

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup

  • GLORY OGBONNA - Defender

Jersey Number: 12

Club: Santa Teresa, Spain

Age: 23 years (born 25 December 1998)

Previous Women AFCONs (1): Ghana 2018

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

  • OSINACHI OHALE - Defender

Jersey Number: 3

Club: Deportivo Alaves, Spain

Age: 30 years (born 21 December 1991)

Previous Women AFCONs (4): South Africa 2010, Namibia 2014, Cameroon 2016, Ghana 2018

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

  • ASHLEIGH PLUMPTRE - Defender

Jersey Number: 4

Club: Leicester City, England

Age: 24 years (born 8 May 1998)

Previous Women AFCONs: None

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2022 Women's AFCON

  • NICOLE PAYNE - Defender

Jersey Number: 26

Club: West Virginia Mountaineers, USA

Age: 21 years (born 18 January 2001)

Previous Women AFCONs: None

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2022 Women's AFCON

  • MICHELLE ALOZIE - Defender

Jersey Number: 20

Club: Houston Dash, USA

Age: 25 years (born 28 April 1997)

Previous Women AFCONs: None

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2022 Women's AFCON

  • AKUDO E. OGBONNA - Defender

Jersey Number: 19

Club: Edo Queens, Nigeria

Age: 22 years (born 9 April 2000)

Previous Women AFCONs: None

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

  • NGOZI OKOBI-OKEOGHENE - Midfielder

Jersey Number: 13

Club: Eskilstuna United, Sweden

Age: 28 years (born 14 December 1993)

Previous Women AFCONs (5): South Africa 2010, Equatorial Guinea 2012, Namibia 2014, Cameroon 2016, Ghana 2018

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

  • PEACE EFIH - Midfielder

Jersey Number: 22

Club: Kiryat Gat, Israel

Age: 21 years (born 5 August 2000)

Previous Women AFCONs: None

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

  • TONI PAYNE - Midfielder

Jersey Number: 7

Club: Sevilla, Spain

Age: 27 years (born 22 April 1995)

Previous Women AFCONs: None

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2022 Women's AFCON

  • HALIMATU AYINDE - Midfielder

Jersey Number: 18

Club: Eskilstuna United, Sweden

Age: 27 years (born 16 May 1995)

Previous Women AFCONs (3): Namibia 2014, Cameroon 2016, Ghana 2018

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

  • CHRISTY UCHEIBE - Midfielder

Jersey Number: 23

Club: Benfica, Portugal

Age: 21 years (born 25 December 2000)

Previous Women AFCONs: None

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

  • REGINA OTU - Midfielder

Jersey Number: 11

Club: Minsk, Belarus

Age: 30 years (born 5 April 1992)

Previous Women AFCONs: None

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2022 Women's AFCON

  • RASHEEDAT AJIBADE - Midfielder

Jersey Number: 15

Club: Atletico Madrid, Spain

Age: 22 years (born 8 December 1999)

Previous Women AFCONs (1): Ghana 2018

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

  • RITA CHIKWELU - Midfielder

Jersey Number: 10

Club: Madrid CFF, Spain

Age: 34 years (born 6 March 1988)

Previous Women AFCONs (6): Nigeria 2006, Equatorial Guinea 2008, South Africa 2010, Equatorial Guinea 2012, Cameroon 2016, Ghana 2018

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's Championship

  • FRANCISCA ORDEGA - Forward

Jersey Number: 17

Club: CSKA Moscow, Russia

Age: 28 years (born 19 October 1993)

Previous Women AFCONs (4): South Africa 2010, Namibia 2014, Cameroon 2016, Ghana 2018

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

  • VIVIAN IKECHUKWU - Forward

Jersey Number: 14

Club: Gintra, Lithuania

Age: 24 years (born 10 July 1997)

Previous Women AFCONs: None

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

  • CHINONYEREM MACLEANS - Forward

Jersey Number: 24

Club: Gornik Leczna, Poland

Age: 22 years (born 1 October 1999)

Previous Women AFCONs: None

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2022 Women's AFCON

  • UCHENNA KANU - Forward

Jersey Number: 6

Club: Tigres UANL, Mexico

Age: 25 years (born 20 June 1997)

Previous Women AFCONs: None

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

  • GIFT MONDAY - Forward

Jersey Number: 2

Club: Bayelsa Queens, Nigeria

Age: 20 years (born 9 December 2001)

Previous Women AFCONs: None

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2022 Women's AFCON

  • ASISAT OSHOALA - Forward

Jersey Number: 8

Club: Barcelona, Spain

Age: 27 years (born 9 October 1994)

Previous Women AFCONs (4): Equatorial Guinea 2012, Namibia 2014, Cameroon 2016, Ghana 2018

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

  • IFEOMA ONUMONU - Forward

Jersey Number: 9

Club: Gotham FC, USA

Age: 28 years (born 25 February 1994)

Previous Women AFCONs: None

First major tournament with Nigeria: 2022 Women's AFCON

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