Nigeria’s girls’s soccer group neglected out at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic tournaments

Nigeria girls’s trainer Thomas Dennerby has named 18 locally-based gamers in a 24-woman squad to stand Algeria of their two-legged 2020 Olympic qualifier.

The established six in a foreign country gamers, together with Asisat Oshoala, Ngozi Okobi, Ngozi Ebere, Rasheedat Ajibade, Francisca Ordega and Oshinachi Ohale are all incorporated because the Tremendous Falcons search to go back to the Video games after lacking the 2012 and 2016 editions.

All of the native Tremendous Falcons squad will play the primary leg of the second-round qualifier on 28 August in Blida.

They’ll be joined by means of the six foreign-based stars for the opposite fixture in Lagos on Three September.

Algeria beat Chad 3-1 on combination to achieve this degree, whilst continental powerhouse Nigeria gained a bye into the second one around.

The winners will face Mali or Ivory Coast within the 3rd around of the African qualifiers for the Tokyo Video games.

The West Africans went out of the 2000 and 2008 Olympics soccer occasions on the crew degree, however reached the quarter-finals of the Athens Video games in 2004.

9-time continental champions Nigeria are the one African group to have performed in all of Fifa’s 8 Ladies’s International Cup tournaments since 1991, however they have got did not translate their continental dominance at the global degree.

Their very best efficiency on the International Cup got here when achieving the quarter-finals in 1999.

Nigeria squad:

Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi, Christy Ohiaeraku.

Defenders: Oshinachi Ohale, Ngozi Ebere, Glory Ogbonna, Emenayo Ugochi, Margaret Etim, Ibe Adedemi, Blessing Edoho, Maryam Ibrahim.

Midfielders: Ngozi Okobi, Osas Igbinovia, Amarachi Okoronkwo, Cecilia Nku, Regina Otu, Goodness Onyebuchi.

Forwards: Asisat Oshoala, Rasheedat Ajibade, Francisca Ordega, Alice Ogebe, Nneka Pleasure Eke, Rafiat Sule, Ejalonibu Adejoke, Philip Lola.

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