Ifeoma Onumonu Looks To Clinch Olympic Spot With Nigeria

HERRIMAN, Utah (March 26, 2024) – Utah Royals FC ahead Ifeoma Onumonu has been chosen by the Nigerian FA to characterize the nation within the last spherical of 2024 Ladies Olympic Soccer Match Qualifiers the place they are going to face South Africa on April 5 and April 9.

Nigeria acquired to this stage by navigating previous Cameroon, successful 1-0 on combination in February, whereas the present AFCON Champions South Africa put 4 previous Tanzania throughout two legs, conceding none, to succeed in the fourth spherical. If Nigeria can overcome South Africa, they are going to make their fourth Summer season Olympic look, with their finest end result coming in 2004 the place they fell within the quarterfinals to bronze medalists Germany.

The Tremendous Falcons are essentially the most profitable African nation having received eleven AFCON titles, most lately in 2018, defeating South Africa within the last. They continue to be the one African girls’s nationwide staff that has reached the quarterfinals in each the World Cup and the Olympics. 

Onumonu has 15 caps for Nigeria after representing the US on the U23 degree. The previous NWSL Champion might be out there for choice on Sunday for the Royals’ first away match of the season in opposition to Washington Spirit at Audi Area at 11:00a MT and can journey to Abuja following the match.

Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC); Tochukwu Oluehi (Shualat Alsharqia FC, Saudi Arabia); Linda Jiwuaku (Bayelsa Queens)

Defenders: Osinachi Ohale (Pachucha Membership de Futbol, Mexico); Ashleigh Plumptre (Ittihad Girls, Saudi Arabia); Shukurat Oladipo (FC Robo Queens); Michelle Alozie (Houston Sprint, USA); Nicole Payne (Portland Thorns FC, USA); Chidinma Okeke (Mynavi Sendai Girls, Japan) 

Midfielders: Deborah Abiodun (College of Pittsburgh, USA); Halimatu Ayinde (FC Rosengard, Sweden); Christy Ucheibe (SL Benfica, Portugal); Jennifer Echegini (Juventus Girls, Italy); Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid FC, Spain); Toni Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain) 

Forwards: Omorinsola Babajide (Coasta Adeje Tenerife Egatesa, Spain); Esther Okoronkwo (Changchun FC, China); Ifeoma Onumonu (Utah Royals FC, USA); Asisat Oshoala (Bay FC, USA); Uchenna Kanu (Racing Louisville, USA); Present Monday (Coasta Adeje Tenerife Egatesa, Spain); Chiwendu Ihezuo (Pachucha Membership de Futbol, Mexico)

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