|Association||Nigeria Football Federation|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach|| Thomas Dennerby |
|Most caps||Maureen Mmadu (101)|
|Top scorer||Perpetua Nkwocha (80)|
|Current|| 39 |
|Highest||23 (July 2003)|
|Lowest||39 (December 2018)|
( Nigeria; February 16, 1991)
(Nigeria; November 6, 1994)
(Tingvalla IP, Sweden; June 6, 1995)
(Leverkusen, Germany; November 25, 2010)
(Le Mans, France; April 6, 2018)
|Appearances||8 (first in 1991 )|
|Best result||Quarterfinals (1999)|
|African Women's Championship|
|Appearances||11 (first in 1991 )|
|Best result||Winners (1991, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018)|
The Nigeria national women's football team, nicknamed the Super Falcons (parallel to the men's Super Eagles epithet), is the national team of Nigeria and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation. They won the first seven African championships and through their first twenty years lost only five games to African competition: December 12, 2002 to Ghana in Warri, June 3, 2007 at Algeria, August 12, 2007 to Ghana in an Olympic qualifier, November 25, 2008 at Equatorial Guinea in the semis of the 2008 Women's African Football Championship and May 2011 at Ghana in an All Africa Games qualification match.
The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.
The Nigeria Football Federation is Nigeria's football governing body. It was formally launched in 1945 and formed the first Nigerian national football team in 1949. It joined CAF in 1959 and FIFA in 1960. The NFF headquarters is located in the city of Abuja.
The city of Warri is an oil hub in South-South Nigeria and houses an annex of the Delta State Government House. It served as the colonial capital of the then Warri Province. It shares boundaries with Ughelli/Agbarho, Sapele, Okpe, Udu and Uvwie although most of these places, notably Udu, Okpe and Uvwie, have been integrated to the larger cosmopolitan Warri. Osubi houses an airport that serves the city. Effurun serves as the gateway to and the economic nerve of the city.
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Nigeria hosted the African women’s championship finals for the third time in 2006, replacing Gabon, which was initially granted the right to host but later pulled out citing financial difficulties, and won it for the seventh time in a row. Nigeria’s Super Falcons and Ghana’s Black Queens represented Africa in China for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup.
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|World Cup Finals|
|Did Not Qualify|
|Did Not Qualify|
|Did Not Qualify|
|To be determined|
|CAF Women's Championship|
|Football at the African Games|
|Did not Qualify||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Squad for the 2019 Cyprus Women's Cup
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Club|
|1||GK||Tochukwu Oluehi||2 May 1987|
|16||GK||Chiamaka Nnadozie||8 December 2000|
|21||GK||Christy Ohiaeriaku||13 December 1996|
|2||DF||Glory Ogbonna||25 December 1998|
|3||DF||Osinachi Ohale||21 December 1991|
|4||DF||Ngozi Ebere||5 August 1991|
|5||DF||Onome Ebi||8 May 1983|
|6||DF||Josephine Chukwunonye||19 March 1992|
|14||DF||Faith Ikidi||28 February 1987|
|10||MF||Rita Chikwelu||6 March 1988|
|12||MF||Amarachi Okoronkwo||12 December 1992|
|13||MF||Ngozi Okobi||14 December 1993|
|18||MF||Halimatu Ayinde||16 May 1995|
|23||MF||Cecilia Nku||26 October 1992|
|7||FW||Anam Imo||30 November 2000|
|8||FW||Asisat Oshoala||9 October 1994|
|9||FW||Desire Oparanozie||17 December 1993|
|11||FW||Chinaza Uchendu||3 December 1997|
|15||FW||Rasheedat Ajibade||8 December 1999|
|17||FW||Francisca Ordega||19 October 1993|
|19||FW||Chinwendu Ihezuo||30 April 1997|
|20||FW||Iniabasi Umotong||15 May 1994|
|FW||Uchenna Kanu||20 June 1997|
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Alaba Jonathan||1 June 1992||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|GK||Onyinyechukwu Okeke||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|GK||Chioma Nwankwo||9 November 1992|
|DF||Ugochi Emenayo||20 December 1997||2019 Four Nations Tournament|
|DF||Sarah Nnodim||25 December 1995||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations|
|DF||Joy Jegede||16 December 1991||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|DF||Maureen Okpalla||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|DF||Mariam Ibrahim||12 December 1995||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|DF||Joy Duru||23 December 1999||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|DF||Juliet Iorliam||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|MF||Osarenoma Igbinovia||5 June 1996||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|MF||Christy Ucheibe||25 December 2000||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|MF||Ogechi Ukwuoma||25 December 1996||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|MF||Peace Efih||5 August 2000||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|MF||Bashirat Amoo||6 June 2002||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|MF||Goodness Onyebuchi||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|MF||Nneka Julius||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|MF||Patience Agbokade||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|MF||Mary Anjor||20 June 2000||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|MF||Charity Adule||7 November 1993||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|MF||Ogonna Chukwudi||14 September 1988||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|MF||Evelyn Nwabuoku||14 November 1985|
|FW||Chidinma Okeke||11 August 2000||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|FW||Joy Jerry||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|FW||Chioma Wogu||28 January 1999||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|FW||Orji Ebere||23 December 1992||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|FW||Esther Sunday||13 March 1992||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|FW||Uchechi Sunday||9 September 1994||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|FW||Courtney Dike||3 February 1994||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|FW||Tessy Biahwo||15 November 1997|
|FW||Ijeoma Obi||1 April 1985|
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Onome Ebi is a Nigerian football defender currently playing for Henan Huishang in the Chinese Women's Super League and the Nigerian national team, Super Falcons.
Ugochi Desire Oparanozie is a Nigerian football forward last playing in the Division 1 Féminine for Guingamp and the Nigerian national team.
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Asisat Lamina Oshoala MON is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Spanish Side FC Barcelona Femení in the Primera División as a forward. She was named best player and was the highest goal scorer at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. She was also named best player and second top goalscorer with the Super Falcons team who won the 2014 African Women's Championship.
Francisca "Franny" Ordega is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Atlético Madrid in the Primera División on loan from Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). She represents Nigeria women's national football team at both the FIFA Women's World Cup and African Women's Championship.
Evelyn Nwabuoku is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a midfielder for En Avant de Guingampin the French Division 1 Féminine and the Nigeria women's national football team, and she is the captain of the national side. Nwabuoku played previously for BIIK Kazygurt in the Kazakhstani women's football championship and both Bayelsa Queens and Rivers Angels in the Nigerian Women's Championship.
Ngozi Ebere is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a defender for Cypriot team Barcelona FA, and internationally for the Nigeria women's national football team. She was a member of the Rivers Angels who won the Nigerian domestic double in 2014, and the Nigerian national women's team who won the 2014 African Women's Championship.
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Edwin Edem Okon is the head coach of Rivers Angels. Born in Cross River State, Okon got a coaching certificate from the sport institute in Lagos State. Following the failure of Nigeria to win the 2012 African Women's Championship, and the subsequent resignation of coach Kadiri Ikhana, Okon was appointed interim head coach of the Super Falcons in 2013.
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| African Women's Champions |
1991 (First title)
1995 (Second title)
1998 (Third title)
2000 (Fourth title)
2002 (Fifth title)
2004 (Sixth title)
2006 (Seventh title)
2008 Equatorial Guinea
2008 Equatorial Guinea
| African Women's Champions |
2010 (Eighth title)
2012 Equatorial Guinea
2012 Equatorial Guinea
| African Women's Champions |
2014 (Ninth title)
2016 (Tenth title)
2018 (Eleventh title)