Revelation Cup Tourney: Super Falcons Tackles Mexico For Supremacy
The Super Falcons are set to begin their campaign at the Revelation Cup on Wednesday against host Mexico, the match will kick off at 4 pm local time (11 pm Nigeria time) on Wednesday, three hours after the opening match between Costa Rica and Colombia.
The tournament will run from the 15th to the 21st of February in Leon, Guanajuato in Mexico. Nine-time African champions Nigeria arrived in, Mexico on Monday, and after settling down fast, they are ready for action against the hosts.
On Saturday, 18th February, the Falcons will be up against Colombia at 1 pm, Mexico time (7 pm Nigeria time), before Costa Rica squares up against the host nation.
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Costa Rica will be Nigeria’s last opponent, with both teams locking horns at 5 pm Mexico time (11 pm Nigeria time) on Tuesday 21st February, before hosts Mexico and Colombia draw the curtain on the tourney.
All teams participating in the tournament are using it as preparation for the 9th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals co-hosted in Australia and New Zealand this summer.
At the Women’s FIFA World Cup, Super Falcons of Nigeria will be up against co-hosts Australia, Olympic champions Canada and debutants the Republic of Ireland. The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be the biggest ever, as it will involve 32 teams, the same number as the men’s finals.
All Invited Players:
Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France); Yewande Balogun (AS Saint-Etienne, France)
Defenders: Onome Ebi (Levante Las Planas (Spain); Osinachi Ohale (Deportivo Alaves, 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 (Rivers Angels)
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-Etienne, France)
Forwards: Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona Femenin, Spain); Esther Okoronkwo (AS Saint-Etienne, France); Ifeoma Onumonu (NY/NJ Gotham FC, USA); Chinwendu Ihezuo (Rayadas Monterrey, Mexico); Francisca Ordega (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Uchenna Kanu (Tigres Femenil, Mexico).
Meanwhile, the Falcons will participate in another invitational tournament billed for Turkey in April, as they continue preparations for the Women’s FIFA World Cup that begins in July in Australia and New Zealand.