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Rasheedat Ajibade tops Nigeria squad for U20 Women’s World Cup

19:32 SAST 2018/07/26
Rasheedat Ajibade
Coach Christopher Danjuma has announced his squad for the women youth championship in France with the forward making the cut

FC Robo’s Rasheedat Ajibade tops Nigeria's final squad for the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup billed for France.

The 18-year-old striker who was impressive in the Falconets’ African qualifier, finishing as joint-topscorer with 10 goals topped the 21-woman team by coach Christopher Danjuma.

The Falconets squad composed of three goalkeepers, six defenders, seven midfielders and five strikers, will aim to secure their first ever World Cup glory in their ninth appearance this year.

Anam Imo, Glory Ogbonna, Bashirat Amoo, Gift Monday and captain Oluwakemi Famuditi also made the cut for the women youth championship billed to hold between August 5-24, 2018.

Danjuma’s ladies will face Germany, China and debutants Haiti in Group D in the preliminary stages and will battle Maren Meinert’s ladies in their opener at the Saint Malo Stadium on August 6.



Goalkeepers : Okeke Onyinyechukwu [Edo Queens]; Nnadozie Chiamaka [Rivers Angels]; Akarekor Rita  [Sunshine Queens]

Defenders : Ogbonna Glory (Ibom Angels]; Famuditi Oluwakemi [Confluence Queens]; Duru Joy [Nasarawa Amazons]; Ologbosere Mary [Rivers Angels]; Sunday Opeyemi [Sunshine Queens]; Ezekiel Blessing [Rivers Angels];

Midfielders : Saiki Mary [Rivers Angels]; Ucheibe Christy [Nasarawa Amazons]; Efih Peace [Edo Queens]; Saheed Adebisi [Bayelsa Queens]; Amoo Bashirat [Confluence Queens]; Igboamalu Grace [Nasarawa Amozons]; Odueke Taibat [Edo Queens];

Forwards: Monday Gift [FC Robo]; Ajibade Rasheedat [FC Robo]; Imo Anam [Nasarawa Amazons]; Okeke Chidinma [FC Robo]; Bello Aishat [Nasarawa Amazons]