Oshoala, Echegini Ruled Out Of Crucial Super Falcons WAFCON Qualifier

Asisat Oshoala heaps praises on Nigeria after Australia win

Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala has been ruled out of Nigeria’s upcoming Women’s African Cup Of Nations (WAFCON) qualifier against Cape Verde this weekend npflupdates.com reports.

Oshoala will not participate in Super Falcons WAFCON qualifier coming up in four days time. The five-time CAF women’s Player Of The Year (POTY) winner in a message to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) asked to be excused from the squad.

Super Falcons line up for a match at the 2023 FIFA women's world cup.
Super Falcons

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The NFF through its Assistant Technical Director Mr. Abdulrafiu Yusuf also confirmed that Juventus bound midfielde Jennifer Echegini will also be missing in action.

Asisat Oshoala ruled out of Super Falcons WAFCON qualifier

According to Abdulrafiu Yusuf, the two players had been sent their flight tickets to travel to Nigeria a whole week before they announced on Saturday that they would no longer be able to join the squad.

Asisat Oshoala celebrates her third consecutive FIFA world cup goal
Oshoal celebrates goal against Australia at 2023 FIFA women’s World Cup.

“We were surprised that they had the flight tickets for so long and did not say anything. Only for them to send different messages on Saturday that they would be unable to make the trip.

“However, Coach Madugu has moved swiftly to call up replacements for them,” disclosed Yusuf.

Bases on sources, stand-in coach of the Super Falcons, Justin Madugu has called up Portugal-based Peace Efih to fill the space vacated by combative Midfielder Halimatu Ayinde who’s currently out injured.

Meanwhile Rivers Angels’ midfielder Motunrayo Ezekiel will take the place of SL Benfica’s Femini Midfielder Christy Ucheibe, who will be unable to travel to Nigeria from her base in Portugal.

Nigeria U20 Girls’ forward Chioma Olise will take the place of US-based Jennifer Echegini while Chiamaka Chukwu of Rivers Angels, has been called up to replace Asisat Oshoala’s place.

In another story, Asisat Oshoala has called out online beggars who bombard her DM to ask for financial assistance.

Speaking on how much she has been of help to people, Oshoala urged netizens to make use of their common sense and set their priorities right.

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“While I enjoy having fun here, there are certain things that should be common sense.

“I help a lot of people here, but there are situations I won’t condone or support, such as ‘My Wife Just Gave Birth,’ ‘I Want To Have a Wedding,’ and so on. Use your common sense. Set your priorities right,” she wrote and was quoted by Premium Nigeria.

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