TOP TEN MOST BEAUTIFUL NIGERIAN PLAYERS AT FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

2023 FIFA WOMEN WORLD CUP


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1. Tochukwu Oluehi, was born on 2 May 1987. She plays as a goalkeeper. Tochi plays for HakkariguccuSpor, Turkey, and the Nigeria Women’s National Team (Super Falcons). Tochukwu initially
played for Bobruichanka Bobruisk in Belarus, in the 2013-2014 UEFA Women’s
Champions League. Tochi and Cecilia Nkudeparted Rivers Angels in April 2016 to team up with Toppserien club Medkila
IL, Norway where she played 21 games. She returned to Rivers Angels and was team captain since 2017. She joined Hakkarigucu Spur, Turkey in September 2022 to play in their Super League. She started her football career with
Bayelsa Queens, Bayelsa state, Nigeria in 2006.

She was named in three previous Nigeria teams for FIFA Women’s World Cup and once at the Olympic
games. She is part of the team at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia
and New Zealand.

The Imo state-born goalkeeper is always cheerful and loves dancing. She leads the Super Falcons Praise and Worship songs on most occasions as well as leads in prayers at the FIFA Women’s
World Cup 2023.


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2. Michelle Chinwendu Alozie, born on 28 April,1997 is an American-born Nigerian footballer who plays as a defender for the
Super Falcons of Nigeria and as a forward at club Houston Dash, USA.

Chinwendu was born and raised in Apple Valley,California to Nigerian parents from Imo state, Nigeria. Michelle attended Yale
University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as an undergraduate and played
football for Yale Bulldogs. Her seniorseason ended when she suffered an anterior cruciate ligament and transferred to
the University of Tennessee as a graduate to continue playing for Tennessee
Volunteers.

Michelle joined BIIK Kazygurt, Kazakhtan in 2020 butthe Covid-19 pandemic ended her playing career with them. In 2021, she joined Houston Dash without a contract. She signed a full contract in August 2021. Inthe 2022 season, Michelle made her first postseason start in the Dash’s NWSL
playoffs appearance. In December 2022,Michelle signed a two-year contract extension with the Dash.

Michelle Alozie first played for Nigeria on June 102021 in an International friendly loss to Jamaica. Super Falcons coach, Randy Waldrum, formerDash coach invited her to Super Falcons after watching her train with
Washington Dash. Randy Waldrum convertedher to full back. She made her first World Cup debut against Canada.

The imo state footballer has a Bachelors Degree inMolecular Biology from Yale University. She works part-time as a cancer
research technician at the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, USA.


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3. Ijeoma Esther Okoronkwo was born on 27 March 1997. She playsas a forward for Granadilla Tenerife, Spain, and Nigeria women’s national team.
She was born in Abia State and raised in Richmond, Texas, United States of
America. She joined Granadilla from Saint Etienne, France.

Esther Okoronkwo made her senior debut for Nigeria on June10, 2021, in a friendly to Jamaica.

On 23rd February 2022, she scored her first goal againstIvory Coast in a 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualification match in
Ivory Coast.

 


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4. Ashleigh Megan Plumptre is a pro footballer who plays forthe Super Falcons as a defender, from the central defence position. Ashley was
born on May 8, 1998. She plays her club football with Leicester City Ladies,
England. She was a former England YouthInternational playing at various youth levels for England. She qualified to play for Nigeria through herAfrican-born grandad Harry. During Covid,she started researching her roots after darker-skinned old sister Bayleigh,
informed her about her issues with racism.

She made her official debut on 18 February, 2022 in anAfrican Women’s Cup of Nations qualifiers against Ivory Coast.

 

 

 

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5. Oluwatosin BlessingDemehin, who was born in Lagos on 13 March 2002, is aNigerian footballer who plays as a defender. She plays for Nigeria’s WomenNational Football Team a.k.a Super Falcons. Tosin is 1.67m in height.

She was part of Nigeria’sFIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. The club she played for in Nigeria was Rivers Angels,
Port Harcourt. She currently plays for Stade de Reims, France.

She was part of the 23 players named by Nigeria’sFemale National Coach for the FIFA Women’s World Cup on June 16, 2023. Her Jersey
number is 4. Tosin plays most time fromthe left-full-back position.


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6. Deborah Abiodunwas born on 2 November 2003. She plays asa midfielder for Rivers Angels, Port Harcourt, and Super Falcons of Nigeria.

Deborah was sent offin Nigeria’s opening match of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup against Canada
for a rough challenge on Ashley Lawrence of Canada. Her card was the first Red card of the WorldCup in Australia and New Zealand.

The Ibadan-born midfieldera.k.a. Machine by her teammates at Rivers Angels, is a combative midfielder who
likes marking and winning balls from opponents. Her style of play has been
likened to Ngolo Kante of France by Nigerian fans.


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7. Rasheedat Busayo Ajibadewas born on 8 December 1999. She plays for Spanish Liga F club Atletico Madrid,
Spain, and Super Falcons. She is nicknamed ‘Rash’, a shortened form of her first name, and is also called ‘The
Girl With The Blue Hair’, showing respect to the bright blue hair in which she
appears in the field of play.

She has represented Nigeria at age-grade competitions, before appearing for Nigeria at the senior
level.

She played for FCRobo, Lagos from 2013 to the 2018 season. She also played for Avaldness, Norway from 2018 to 2020 before moving to Atletico Madrid, Spain.

Rasheedat Ajibade uses her social media platform like facebook to provide visibility, encouragement, as well as football boots, jerseys, and cash prizes to would-be footballers who show how they stand out on the football field.

She also launched her official brand, RASH, which features aunique merchandise collection available for purchase to fans online. The brand
is also involved in several other efforts within Nigeria. Rasheedat Ajibade wasannounced as a brand ambassador for Pluralcode, and subsequently launched the
RASHxPluralcode Tech Scholarship in March 2023, partnering with Pluralcode
Academy on a scholarship program to provide free tech training in UI/UX design
and Web Development to 60 Nigerians annually.

 


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8. Chiamaka CynthiaNnadozie, born in Orlu on 8 December 2000 plays as a goalkeeper for Paris Fc,
France and Super Falcons of Nigeria. She has been rated as the best female
goalkeeper in Africa and one of the best globally.

Chiamaka joined River Angels, Port Harcourt at the beginning of the 2016 season. In 2019, she assisted Rivers Angels in the season NWPL win. On January 22, 2020,she signed for French side, Paris FC on a loan deal for 18 months.

At the 2018 FIFA U-20Women’s World Cup, Chiamaka played all four matches, winning some awards in the
process. At the 2018 African Women’s Cupof Nations, she was part of the team but never played a match. At the 2019 Women’s WAFU Cup, she played andshowed her talents. She was named for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in
France. As she started the match against Korea, she became the youngest
goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet at the World Cup.

After the World Cup,Chiamaka again helped the Falconets to a Gold medal at the African Games in
Morocco saving three penalties against Cameroon in the shootout.

She was included inthe 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup team where she Captained Nigeria against Canada,
keeping a clean sheet that included a penalty save. This performance earned her Player of theMatch Award and general International recognition.


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9. Ifeoma Chukwufumnaya Onumonu, born on 25 February 1994 is anAmerican-born Nigerian professional footballer who plays for NJ/NY Gotham FC,
USA, and Super Falcons of Nigeria. She previously played for Reign FC, Portland
Thorns FC, and Boston Breakers. She played collegiate soccer at the University
of California Berkeley and in high school at Los Osos High School. Though born
in the United States, she has been representing Nigeria since 2021.

Clubs Ifeoma played for include Boston Breakers in 2017, Portland Thorns,Reign Fc, and NY/NJ Gotham, USA.

On October 25, 2022, Ifeoma signed a new three-year contract that willkeep her with Gotham FC through the 2025 season.

She represented the United States at the junior level before receivingher first call-up to the Nigeria Women’s National team. She was included in the FIFA Women’s WorldCup 2023 team for Nigeria, published on 16th June 2023.


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10. Francisca Mlumun Ordegawas born on 19 October 1993 in Gboko, Benue state Nigeria. She plays as a forward for CSKA Moscow in theRussian Women’s Football Championship.

She plays for Nigeria’sSuper Falcons at both FIFA Women’s World Cup and the African Women’s Championship.

Clubs she has playedfor include Bayelsa Queens in Nigeria, Rivers Angels in Port Harcourt Nigeria, WFC
Rossiyanka in Russia, Pitea IF in Sweden, Washington Spirit in the USA, Sydney
Fc in Australia(Loan), Atletico Madrid in Spain(Loan), Shanghai WFC in China, Levante
UD in Spain. Mlumun is one of the most traveledfemale Nigerian players.

Francisca represented Nigeria at various junior levels before moving up to the senior Super Falcons. A
member of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, her playing times have been
reduced due to the emergence of the young players in the Super Falcons. This is
Francisca’s fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup as she appeared in 2011, 2015, and 2019
editions. This Gboko soccer queen is very skillful.