Nigeria have named a 30-player list for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifier vs Tanzania. SportsRation reports.
Head Coach, Christopher Musa Danjuma has called up goalkeepers Faith Omilana and Linda Jiwuaku, defenders Jumoke Alani and Tumininu Adeshina, midfielders Taiwo Afolabi, Chinyere Kalu and Chidera Okenwa, and forwards Chiamaka Okwuchukwu, Yina Adoo and Opeyemi Ajakaye among a roster of 30 Falconets.
Nigeria is scheduled to face Tanzania in next month’s 2024 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture.
In the previous qualifying round, Mauritius withdrew from the game vs Nigeria which meant the 2022 World Cup quarter-finalists drew a bye to the third round.
Nigeria will play the first leg away in Dar es Salaam on a date within 10th – 12th November and the return leg in Abuja on a date within 17th – 19th November.
All 30 invited players have been informed to report at the Chida Hotel in Utako, Abuja on Sunday, 22nd October, 2023.
In a related development, World football-governing body, FIFA has increased the number of finalists for next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup tournament.
A total of 24 teams will participate, eight more than the 16 that participated in Costa Rica, with the number of Africa’s representatives increased to four.
ALL THE INVITED PLAYERS
Goalkeepers: Linda Jiwuaku (Bayelsa Queens); Faith Omilana (Naija Ratels); Anderlin Mgbechi (Delta Queens); Shukurat Bakare (Nasarawa Amazons)
Defenders: Jumoke Alani (Edo Queens); Oluwabunmi Semilore (Naija Ratels); Oluchi Ohaegbunam (Nasarawa Amazons); Tumininu Adeshina (Naija Ratels); Shukurat Oladipo (FC Robo Queens); Comfort Folorunsho (Edo Queens); Monica Elejo (Nasarawa Amazons); Alake Kasali (Bayelsa Queens)
Midfielders: Taiwo Afolabi (Delta Queens); Chinyere Kalu (Nasarawa Amazons); Vera Samuel (Delta Queens); Shukurat Sobowale (Nasarawa Amazons); Esther Inyang (Delta Queens); Aminat Folorunsho (Rivers Angels); Gloria Evans (FCT Academy); Chidera Okenwa (Delta Queens).
Forwards: Chiamaka Okwuchukwu (Rivers Angels); Chinasa Ogor (Delta Queens); Opeyemi Ajakaye (FC Robo Queens); Adaobi Okoh (Remo Queens); Chioma Olise (Edo Queens); Chisom China (Bayelsa Queens); Lydia Joshua (Heartland Queens); Delight Isaac (Dannz Ladies); Jenat Akekoromowei (Asisat Academy); Yina Adoo (Nasarawa Amazons).