Super Halcones and Barcelona Femeni striker, Asisat Oshoalawill make her return to the Nigerian women’s team after six months due to an injury sustained at the CAF Women’s Nations Cup in Morocco last June.

Oshoala, who returned to playing football late last year with Barcelona, ​​is part of the 23-woman squad that the Nigerian Football Federation has announced for the Revelation Cup, which will take place in Mexico in February.

The list was released and signed by NFF Media and Publicity Secretary Ademola Olajire, who released the names of the players who will participate in the four-nation tournament.

According to the press release, Oshoala suffered a “grade two ligament injury” during Nigeria’s 2-1 loss to South Africa at the just-concluded WAFCON Women’s Nations Cup in Morocco last June; she will arrange for her return when the Falcons play in February.

The Revelation Cup, which was organized to test teams ahead of the ninth FIFA World Cup scheduled for summer in New Zealand, will take place in Mexico, with two other countries, Costa Rica and Colombia, joining the Nigeria in a seven day event. soccer event scheduled from February 15 to February 21.

The Falcons will depart Nigeria on February 11 and play their first game against hosts Mexico on the 15th at 4 pm Mexico time (10 pm Nigeria time). The second and third games will be against Colombia on the 18th and Costa Rica on the 21st, respectively.

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Other players summoned by Waldrum are the star of Atlético de Madrid, Rasheedat Ajibade; Leicester City defender Ashleigh Plumptre, captain Onome Ebi and goalkeeper Nnadozie Chiamaka, who plays for Paris FC.

The squad of 23 women

Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France); Yewande Balogun (AS Saint-Étienne, France)

Defenders: Onome Ebi (Levante Las Planas, Spain); Osinachi Ohale (Deportivo Alavés, Spain); Ashleigh Plumptre (Leicester City, England); Glory Ogbonna (ALG Spor, Turkey); Rofiat Imuran (Stade de Reims, France); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, USA); Oluwatosin Demehin (Stade de Reims, France); Akudo Ogbonna (Angels of the rivers)

Midfielders: Halimatu Ayinde (FC Rosengard, Sweden); Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal); Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene (Eskilstuna United, Sweden); Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid, Spain); Toni Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Jennifer Echegini (Florida State University, USA); Regina Otu (AS Saint-Étienne, France)

Forwards: Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona Femeni, Spain); Esther Okoronkwo (AS Saint-Étienne, France); Ifeoma Onumonu (NY/NJ Gotham FC, USA); Chinwendu Ihezuo (Rayadas Monterrey, Mexico); Francisca Ordega (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Uchenna Kanu (Women’s Tigers, Mexico)

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