WAFCON : Unbelievable Sao Tome and Principe Withdraws From Qualifiers

Super Falcons progress to the next round of WAFCON qualifier, NFF makes announcement

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have now progressed into the second round of the WAFCON qualifier matches npflupdates.com reports.

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The Super Falcons is slated to engage Sao Tome and Principe’s women in a WAFCON qualifier fixture on Friday at the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium, Onikan Lagos. With the returning leg scheduled for Tuesday 26/9/2024.

Shockingly, both matches will no longer happen following the withdrawal of Sao Tome and Principe’s women.

Sao Tome and Principe withdraws from WAFCON qualifiers

According to a report by Bsnsports a source confirmed to Pulse Sports that the team has withdrawn from the qualifiers. And the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has also written to clubs to notify them about the withdrawal of Sao Tome. Hence, the Super Falcons camping will no longer hold as planned.

Super Falcons after the world cup and ahead of WAFCON visit Governor Hope Uzodimma at the government House in Imo State.
Gov. Hope Uzodimma, Chiamaka Nnadozie, Desire Oparanozie, Osinachi Ohale and Tochukwu Oluehi at Imo State’s government House, Owerri.

The full list of players who would’ve made it to the Super Eagles camp contained 23 players. And it includes three goalkeepers in Chiamaka Nnadozie, Tochukwu Oluehi and Monle Oyono.

The list is made of seven rock-solid defenders, five midfielders and seven attackers.

The full list:

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Goalkeepers:. Chiamaka Nnadozie, Tochukwu Oluehi, Monle Oyono

Defenders: Onome Ebi, Akudo Ogbonna, Comfort Folorunsho, Jumoke Alani, Oluwatosin Demehin, Michelle Alozie, Rofiat Imuran

Midfielders: Peace Efih, Esther Onyenezide, Christy Ucheibe, Rasheedat Ajibade, Tony Payne, Regina Otu.

Forward: Flourish Sebastine, Ifeoma Onumonu, Gift Monday, Asisat Oshoala, Vivian Ikechukwu, Opeyemi Ajakaye, Chiamaka Okechukwu.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation and the representatives of coach Randy Waldrum are still negotiating a contract extension. And the reason for that can be traced to his wonderful performances with team at the recently concluded 2023 FIFA women’s world cup.

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It was understood, Waldrum may witness a reshuffled cabinet if he agrees to an extension. Because this was contained in a communique made public after the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the federation held in Uyo few weeks ago.

Waldrum is expected to qualify and take the Super Falcons to the 2024 WAFCON as they hope for it’s tenth title. At the last WAFCON in Morocco, Nigeria endured a humiliating outing, where they finished fourth.

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