NFF announces 21-woman squad to represent the Falconets at the U-20 World Cup

Published on: 05 August 2022

The Nigeria Football Federation have announced the Falconets 21-player roster for the upcoming 2022 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup finals taking place in Costa Rica.


The Nigeria squad departed the shores of the country on Thursday evening for the tournament.



An analysis of the squad list revealed that three goalkeepers, six defenders, six midfielders and six strikers were on the plane to Costa Rica.


Nigeria will play France, Canada and Korea Republic in Group C of the 16-nation tournament starting on August 10.


Coach Chris Danjuma's team are aiming to win the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup final for the first time, having finished runners-up on two occasions (2010 and 2014) and were the fourth best team in 2012.


Oluwatosin Demehin will captain the Falconets during the nineteen-day tournament.


Nigeria are one of Africa's representatives after seeing off Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Senegal in the qualifiers, winning six of seven matches.

Nigeria squad 2022 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup


Goalkeepers: Nelly Ekeh, Monle Oyono, Peace Obidinma


Defenders : Oluwatosin Demehin, Omowunmi Oshobukola, Rofiat Imuran, Jumoke Alani, Chidinma Ogbuchi, Oluchi Ohaegbulem


Midfielders : Bashirat Amoo, Esther Onyenezide, Adoo Yina, Motunrayo Amoo, Chinyere Kalu, Deborah Abiodun


Forwards : Blessing Okpe, Joy Jerry, Mercy Idoko, Flourish Sabastine, Chioma Olise, Chiamaka Okwuchukwu