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17 Days to 2022 FIFA U17 WWC, Nigeria Coach Olowookere Unveils Final Squad

By Emmanuel Oladele - It's 17 days to the kickoff of the the 7th edition of the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup, India 2022, the Head coach of Nigeria U17 Women's Football Team Bankole Olowookere has released the list of 21 players that will represent Nigeria at the tournament. The list has three goalkeepers, eight defenders, five midfielders and five attackers. Meanwhile, Alasa Attervall is the only foreign based player in the squad, she plays for IFK Göteborg of Sweden as a defender. See full list below;


• Faith Omilana (Naija Ratels, Nigeria)

• Linda Jiwuaku (Confluence Queens, Nigeria)

• Jessica Inyiama (Rivers Angels, Nigeria)


• Miracle Usani (Abia Angels, Nigeria)

• Tumininu Adeshina (Naija Ratels, Nigeria)

• Olamide Oyinlola (Naija Ratels, Nigeria)

• Josephine Edafe (Rivers Angels, Nigeria)

• Comfort Folorunsho (Delta Queens, Nigeria)

• Blessing Sunday (Edo Queens, Nigeria)

• Immaculata Offiong (Abia Angels, Nigeria)

• Alasa Attervall (IFK Göteborg, Sweden)


• Chidera Okenwa (Abia Angels, Nigeria)

• Bisola Mosaku (Prince Kazeem Eletu Queens, Nigeria)

• Blessing Emmanuel (Naija Ratels, Nigeria)

• Taiwo Afolabi (Delta Queens, Nigeria)

• Aderemi Mary (Bayelsa Queens, Nigeria)


• Omowunmi Bello (Naija Ratels, Nigeria)

• Ajakaye Opeyemi (FC Robo, Nigeria)

• Yetunde Ayantosho (Osun Babes, Nigeria)

• Dah-Zossu Alvine (Osun Babes, Nigeria)

• Edidiong Etim (Bayelsa Queens, Nigeria)

Head Coach

• Bankole Olowookere

The Flamingos are in Group B alongside; Germany, New Zealand and Chile. The Nigerian side will kick off their 2022 campaign with Germany on Tuesday 11th October 2022, at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margao, before facing New Zealand and Chile in their subsequent Group games. See details of all Nigerian Group Stage games below;


• Tue. 11/10/2022. Germany vs Nigeria 15:30 WAT. (Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Margao)

• Fri. 14/10/2022. New Zealand vs Nigeria 12:00 WAT. (Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Margao)

• Mon. 17/10/2022. Nigeria vs Chile 12:00 WAT. (Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar)

Nigeria missed the 2018 edition of the tournament in Uruguay, but will hope to prove their worth in the 2022 edition.

The tournament will hold from 11-30 October 2022, and a total of 32 games will be played in the tournament.

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