Ace forward Rasheedat Ajibade will lead Nigeria’s senior gals staff when they confront their Japanese counterparts in a prestigious intercontinental helpful match in Kobe on Thursday.
Normal skipper Onome Ebi is only just recovering from an harm sustained at the Women of all ages Africa Cup of Nations finals in Morocco in July and Spain-based mostly forward Asisat Oshoala is not in Kobe for this face.
The precocious Ajibade scored three of Nigeria’s goals in Morocco, which include the winner against Cameroon in the quarter-finals that certified the 9-time African champions to the FIFA Women’s Environment Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand up coming year.
Initial-option goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie is obtainable, together with defenders Michelle Alozie, Osinachi Ohale, Ashleigh Plumptre and Glory Ogbonna, as perfectly as midfielders Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene, Christy Ucheibe and Deborah Abiodun, and forwards Ifeoma Onumonu and Uchenna Kanu.
Also in Kobe are goalkeeper Peace Obidinma, defenders Jumoke Alani and Akudo Ogbonna, midfielders Peace Efih and Esther Onyenezide, and forwards Amanda Uju Mbadi and Prosper Sebastian.
Abiodun, Obidinma, Alani, Onyenezide, and Sebastian have been in the Nigeria U20 squad at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica in August.
The Tremendous Falcons, ever-current at the FIFA Women’s Environment Cup, get on former world champions Japan at the Noevir Stadium, Kobe as from 4.30pm Japan time (8.30 am Nigeria time) on Thursday.
Both of those teams have clashed only as soon as at a aggressive amount – at the 2004 Olympic Women’s Football Match. Nadeshiko pipped the Falcons 1- at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus on 14th August 2004. Two again-to-again friendlies in 2013 ended up gained 2- just about every by Nadeshiko.
Thursday’s match will come considerably less than a thirty day period just after the Tremendous Falcons embarked on a two-match tour of the United States of The usa, wherever they performed the USWNT in Kansas Metropolis and Washington DC.