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Nigeria's Super Falcons Squad Announced for Paris 2024 Olympics

Head Coach Randy Waldrum has finalized his squad for Nigeria's campaign at the upcoming Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Paris. Leading the team will be captain Rasheedat Ajibade, alongside key players such as goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, defender Osinachi Ohale, and forward Asisat Oshoala.

The squad includes a mix of international-based players such as defenders Oluwatosin Demehin and Michelle Alozie, midfielders Deborah Abiodun and Halimatu Ayinde, and forwards Esther Okoronkwo and Chinwendu Ihezuo. The team also features promising talents like Uchenna Kanu and Christy Ucheibe, poised to make an impact on the global stage.

Here is the full squad:

Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC); Tochukwu Oluehi (Shualat Alsharqia FC, Saudi Arabia)

Defenders: Osinachi Ohale (Pachucha Club de Futbol, Mexico); Oluwatosin Demehin (Stade de Reims, France); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, USA); Nicole Payne (Portland Thorns FC, USA); Chidinma Okeke (Mynavi Sendai Ladies, Japan)

Midfielders: Deborah Abiodun (University of Pittsburgh, USA); Halimatu Ayinde (FC Rosengard, Sweden); Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal); Jennifer Echegini (Juventus Ladies, Italy); Toni Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain) 

Forwards: Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid FC, Spain); Esther Okoronkwo (Changchun FC, China); Asisat Oshoala (Bay FC, USA); Uchenna Kanu (Racing Louisville, USA); Chiwendu Ihezuo (Pachucha Club de Futbol, Mexico); Chinonyerem Macleans (Locomotiv Moscow, Russia)

Alternate Players: Jumoke Alani (Nasarawa Amazons); Ifeoma Onumonu (Utah Royals, USA); Gift Monday (Coasta Adeje Tenerife Egatesa, Spain); Morufa Ademola (Rivers Angels)

Preparations are underway as the Falcons are set to depart Abuja for a training camp in Spain, where they will fine-tune their strategy ahead of their opening match against Brazil on July 25th at Stade Bordeaux. Nigeria will then face Spain on July 28th and Japan on July 31st in what promises to be a challenging group stage.

This marks Nigeria’s return to the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament after a hiatus since 2008, with expectations high for a strong showing under Coach Waldrum's leadership.

Stay tuned for more updates as the Falcons gear up for their Olympic campaign in France.

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