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Waldrum Plots Cameroon's Downfall in Olympics Qualifiers

Waldrum is back and will lead the Super Falcons to crucial Olympics women's football qualifiers this month.

His list is released with usual suspects like Ajibade and Payne included.

We have far too many ravishing talents for Nigeria to miss out on Olympics women’s football.

Having seen how Waldrum and Peseiro’s outputs united the nation in the women’s world cup and Afcon respectively, I think the government is keen for that to continue. Hence their determination to mend damaged walls with Waldrum.

Magudu would have been an almighty gamble for such a mammoth encounter with Cameroon who are out for blood after we booted their male counterparts out of the Afcon.

This is a great list including all the big guns already known to the Fanbase amd heavily involved at the World Cup.

But if I want to nitpick, I will bemoan the absence of promising homebased players and hungrier dual nationality players. Home basers like Ramota Kareem, Esther Onyenezide and Opeyemi Ajakaye could have been worthy additions.

I also wonder why Nicole Payne struggles to carve out a niche for herself in the team. The goals are drying up for Onumonu but she still gets a look in. The Super Falcons needs another credible centre forward in the mould of Chinonyerem Macleans.

But the ladies selected can get the job done.

Good luck to the team.


Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC); Tochukwu Oluehi (Shualat Alsharqia FC, Saudi Arabia); Linda Jiwuaku (Bayelsa Queens).

Defenders: Osinachi Ohale (Pachucha Club de Futbol, Mexico); Ashleigh Plumptre (Ittihad Ladies, Saudi Arabia); Oluwatosin Demehin (Stade de Reims, France); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, USA); Akudo Ogbonna (Remo Stars Ladies); Rofiat Imuran (Stade de Reims, France).

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

Forwards: Omorinsola Babajide (Coasta Adeje Tenerife Egatesa, Spain); Esther Okoronkwo (Henan FC, China); Ifeoma Onumonu (SLC Utah, USA); Asisat Oshoala (Bay FC, Spain); Uchenna Kanu (Racing Louisville, USA); Gift Monday (Coasta Adeje Tenerife Egatesa, Spain)

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