Head Coach Randy Waldrum has named a 23-woman provisional list for the maiden edition of the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Tournament, taking place in the City of Lagos, 13th – 21st of this month.
According to a press release by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Communications Department, players leading the way on the list are familiar names like Onome Ebi, Faith Ikidi, Tochukwu Oluehi, and strikers Desire Oparanozie, Francisca Ordega and Asisat Oshoala.
Others are Rasheedat Ajibade, Rita Chikwelu, Ngozi Okobi-Oke, Nnadozie Chiamaka, Gift Monday and duo of Toni Payne and Michelle Alozie who were part of the Nigerian squad at U.S Summer Series held months ago.
Lɪsᴛ ᴏғ ɪɴᴠɪᴛᴇᴅ ᴘʟᴀʏᴇʀs:
Gᴏᴀʟᴋᴇᴇᴘᴇʀs: Tochukwu Oluehi (Maccabi Kishronot Hadera, Israel) Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France) Yewande Balogun (California Storm, USA)
Dᴇғᴇɴᴅᴇʀs: Onome Ebi (Minsk FC, Belarus)
Glory Ogbonna (Umea FC, Sweden) Osinachi Ohale (Deportivo Alaves, Spain) Faith Ikidi (Pitea DFF, Sweden) Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, USA) Akudo Ogbonna (Edo Queens) Oluwatosin Demehin (Rivers Angels)
Mɪᴅғɪᴇʟᴅᴇʀs: Rita Chikwelu (Madrid CFF, Spain) Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene (Eskilstuna United, Sweden) Tony Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain) Regina Otu (Minsk FC, Belarus) Goodness Onyebuchi (Edo Queens)
Joy Bokiri (AIK Sweden FC, Sweden)
Fᴏʀᴡᴀʀᴅs: Asisat Oshoala (FC Barcelona, Spain) Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid, Spain) Francisca Ordega (CSKA Moscow, Russia) Gift Monday (FC Robo Queens) Uchenna Kanu (Linkopings FC, Sweden) Desire Oparanozie (Dijon FC, France) Esther Okoronkwo (Saint Etienne, France).