December 2, 2022

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Friendlies: Tremendous Falcons storm Kansas Metropolis forward USA conflict 

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9-time African champions, Tremendous Falcons of Nigeria are in the USA of America on a two-match tour with the USA Girls’s Nationwide Crew, with the primary of the 2 matches happening on the Youngsters’s Mercy Park in Kansas Metropolis, Kansas on Saturday, 3rd September.

Each groups, who’ve certified for subsequent 12 months’s FIFA Girls’s World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand, could have a go at one another’s jugular as soon as extra on the Audi Area in Washington, D. C. on Tuesday, 6th September.

Coach Randy Waldrum has picked 4 members of Nigeria’s U20 ladies that reached the quarter finals on the just-concluded FIFA U20 Girls’s World Cup in Costa Rica, particularly defenders Oluwatosin Demehin and Rofiat Imuran, and midfielders Esther Onyenezide and Deborah Abiodun.

Residence-based professionals Christy Ohiaeriaku, Akudo Ogbonna and Reward Monday are additionally within the delegation.

First-choice goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, defender Osinachi Ohale, midfielder Toni Payne and forwards Rasheedat Ajibade and Uchenna Kanu will present the backbone for an fascinating Nigeria choice.

The USWNT is essentially the most profitable crew within the FIFA Girls’s World Cup, having gained half (4) of all eight championships competed for thus far. The Stars & Stripes have been champions of the very first version in China in 1991, after which gained on dwelling soil in 1999, in Canada in 2015 and in France three years in the past. The crew has additionally gained 4 Olympic ladies’s soccer gold medals and eight CONCACAF titles.

The Tremendous Falcons have gained the Girls Africa Cup of Nations 9 occasions, performed in each version of the FIFA Girls’s World Cup and in addition performed on the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympic ladies’s soccer match. They continue to be essentially the most profitable ladies’s crew on the African continent.

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The Youngsters’s Mercy Park is dwelling to Kansas Metropolis within the US Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League and Sporting Kansas Metropolis within the Main League Soccer, whereas Audi Area is utilized by Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League aspect Washington Spirit and Main League Soccer crew, D. C. United.

The match in Kansas Metropolis will see Vlatko Andonovski, appointed Coach of USWNT on the finish of 2019, return to his dwelling space for the second time. It’s the sixth time that the USWNT might be taking part in on the Youngsters’s Mercy Park however it’s their first time on the Audi Area, although they’ve performed 10 occasions beforehand in Washington – all on the RFK Stadium.

Andonovski stated he’s excited to ship out his ladies in opposition to the Tremendous Falcons

“First, I’m simply excited to play two matches in opposition to Nigeria. They’ve some very gifted gamers who will current lots of completely different issues for us to unravel on either side of the ball,” he stated.

SUPER FALCONS FOR FRIENDLIES WITH USA:

Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Edo Queens)

Defenders: Nicole Payne (West Virginia College, USA); Glory Ogbonna (ALG Spor, Turkey); Osinachi Ohale (Deportivo Alaves, Spain); Michelle Alozie (Houston Sprint, USA); Akudo Ogbonna (Edo Queens); Oluwatosin Demehin (Rivers Angels)

Midfielders: Jennifer Echegini (Florida State College, USA); Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal); Toni Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Amanda Mbadi Uju (Atasehir Belediyespor, Turkey); Deborah Abiodun (Rivers Angels)

Forwards: Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid, Spain); Rofiat Imuran (Rivers Angels); Uchenna Kanu (Tigres Femenil, Mexico); Vivian Ikechukwu (WFC Gintra, Lithuania); Ifeoma Onumonu (NY/NJ Gotham FC, USA); Reward Monday (Bayelsa Queens); Esther Onyenezide (FC Robo Queens)   

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