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FULL LIST: Oshoala, Ajibade Make Super Falcons Squad For Paris

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Coach Randy Waldrum has revealed the list of players invited to represent the Nigerian women’s national team, the Super Falcons, in the upcoming Paris Olympics final qualifying fixture against South Africa.

Among the 22 players called up are captain Rasheedat Ajibade, Asisat Oshoala, and goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, Soccernet.ng reports.

Saudi Arabia-based defender, Ashley Plumptre, veteran Osinachi Ohale, and midfielder Deborah Abiodun also made the list.

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Notable returns include 2019 World Cup standout Chidinma Okeke and forward Chiwendu Ihezuo. U20 defender, Shukurat Oladipo, receives her maiden call-up.

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The Super Falcons are set to take on South Africa in a two-match series, with the initial encounter slated for April 5 at the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

The return leg is slated for April 9 at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.

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The winner of the tie will clinch one of Africa’s two tickets to the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament.

Regulars like wing-back Michelle Alozie, midfielders Christy Ucheibe and Halimatu Ayinde, and forward Gift Monday in the squad were also retained.

The invited players are listed below:

Goalkeepers:

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Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC)

Tochukwu Oluehi (Shualat Alsharqia FC, Saudi Arabia)

Linda Jiwuaku (Bayelsa Queens)

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Defenders:

Osinachi Ohale (Pachucha Club de Futbol, Mexico)

Ashleigh Plumptre (Ittihad Ladies, Saudi Arabia)

Shukurat Oladipo (FC Robo Queens)

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Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, USA)

Nicole Payne (Portland Thorns FC, USA)

Chidinma Okeke (Mynavi Sendai Ladies, Japan)

Midfielders: Deborah Abiodun (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

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Halimatu Ayinde (FC Rosengard, Sweden)

Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal)

Jennifer Echegini (Juventus Ladies, Italy)

Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid FC, Spain)

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Toni Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain)

Forwards:

Omorinsola Babajide (Coasta Adeje Tenerife Egatesa, Spain)

Esther Okoronkwo (Changchun FC, China)

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Ifeoma Onumonu (SLC Utah, USA)

Asisat Oshoala (Bay FC, USA)

Uchenna Kanu (Racing Louisville, USA)

Gift Monday (Coasta Adeje Tenerife Egatesa, Spain)

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Chiwendu Ihezuo (Pachucha Club de Futbol, Mexico)

 

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PICTORIAL: Nigeria, Other Countries’ Official Uniforms For Paris 2024 Olympics

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The Paris 2024 Olympics will be held from July 26 to August 11, 2024, in Paris, France.

In anticipation of the grand event, countries around the world have unveiled their official uniforms, showcasing a blend of tradition, innovation, and national pride.

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Nigeria will be competing in 11 sports at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Here’s a visual journey through some of the stunning uniforms, starting with Nigeria’s unique design:

NIGERIA – Designed by Actively Black

Sierra Leonne – Designed by LABRUM

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Mongolia – Designed by Michel & Amazonka

Brazil – Designed by Riachuelo

USA – Designed by Ralph Lauren

South Korea – Designed by Musinsa Standard

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Czech Republic – Designed by DECENIO

Great Britain – Designed by Ben Sherman

France – Designed by  LVMH

Germany – Designed by Adidas

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Cristiano Ronaldo Tops List Of Highest Earners In Saudi Arabia Pro League [Top 10]

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Al Nassr captain, Cristiano Ronaldo currently tops the list of highest earners in the Saudi Pro League.

The Portugal forward is ahead of the likes of Karim Benzema and Neymar on the list.

Recall that Ronaldo moved to Al Nassr in January 2023 after his contract with Man United was terminated.

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However, according to Capology, Ronaldo is the highest-paid player in the Saudi Pro League, earning a staggering €200 million annually.

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Behind the former Juventus star are Neymar and Benzema who earn €100 million each.

Here are the top 10 highest-paid players in Saudi Pro League:

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Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nassr) – €200m

Karim Benzema (Al Ittihad) – €100m

Neymar (Al Hilal) – €100m

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Riyad Mahrez (Al-Ahli) – €52.5m

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Sadio Mane (Al Nassr) – €40m

Kalidou Koulibaly (Al Hilal) – €34.7m

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Al Hilal) -€25m

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Al Hilal) – €25m

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N’Golo Kante (Al Ittihad) – €25m

Aymeric Laporte (Al Nassr) -€24.5m

 

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Transfer: Monaco Sign Nigerian-born Forward, Ilenikhena

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Ligue 1 giants, AS Monaco have completed the signing of Nigerian-born forward, George Ilenikhena, DAILY POST reports.

Ilenikhena joined the former Ligue 1 champions from Belgian Pro League outfit, Royal Antwerp.

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The 17-year-old only linked up with Antwerp from Amiens SC last summer.

The forward enjoyed an impressive campaign with Antwerp, scoring 14 goals in 50 appearances across all competitions.

Monaco paid €20m to secure his services.

 

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