Super Falcons captain Desire Oparanozie has been recalled by Super Falcons coach Randy Waldrum into the national team set-up for the camping in Austria ahead of the six-nation invitational tournament to be held in Lagos in honour of the country’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari.
Oparanozie’s international exile started two years ago when she criticised the management of the Super Falcons in her capacity as captain of the side. There have also been first call-ups for Sweden-based sisters Evelyn and Josephine Ijeh, as well as the England-based duo of Megan Ashleigh and Mowaninuola Dada. Lewes FC forward Ini-Abasi Umotong also received a recall after being previously left out of the national team set-up.
The team will camp in Austria before returning for the All-African six-nation tournament in Lagos, where they will do battle against Cameroon, South Africa, Mali, Morocco and Ghana in September. The list in full;
GOALKEEPERS: Tochukwu Oluehi (CD Pozoalbense, Spain); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France); Patience Okeke (Bayelsa Queens); Yewande Balogun (California Storm, USA)
DEFENDERS: Glory Ogbonna (Edo Queens); Osinachi Ohale (Madrid CFF, Spain); Esther Ogbonna (Edo Queens); Chidinma Okeke (Madrid CFF, Spain); Onyinyechi Zogg (FC Zurich, Switzerland); Nicole Payne (West Virginia University, USA); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash Reserves, USA); Megan Ashleigh (Leicester City, England); Josephine ljeh (BK Hacken, Sweden)
MIDFIELDERS: Rita Chikwelu (Madrid CFF, Spain);
Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene (Eskilstuna United, Sweden); Toni Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Mowaninuola Dada (Watford FC, England)
FORWARDS: Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid,
Spain); Francisca Ordega (Levante UD, Spain); Gift Monday (FC Robo Queens); Joy Bokiri (Bayelsa
Queens); Uchenna Kanu (Linkopings FC, Sweden); Ebere Orji (Sundsvall DFF, Sweden); Ini-Abasi Umotong (Lewes FC, England); Evelyn ljeh (BK
Hacken, Sweden); Desire Oparanozie (FC Dijon,