Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala will no longer be the Captain of the Super Falcons of Nigeria, following directives from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)
Oshoala was handed the Super Falcons’ Captain armband back in 2019 after former skipper of the side, Desire Oparanozie reportedly fellout with NFF chieftains.
Oshoala skippered and inspired the Nigerian women team to the Turkish Women’s Cup triumph.
The change of captainship comes just a few days before Nigeria’s 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations build-up against Olympic champions, Canada in a two-legged tie on April 8 and 11 respectively in British Columbia.
According to reports, rock solid defender Onome Ebi has been introduced as the new Captain of the Super Falcons given her experience as a player.
Head Coach Randy Waldrum had named a 25-player roster with the Barcelona star not in the traveling squad due to injury, having only just seen out seven of her 10-month on the sidelines. The 28-year-old striker will now be missing the fourth successive game for Nigeria due to the thigh injury she suffered while on international duty in February.
Oshoala has been playing for the Super Falcons of Nigeria since 2013 and has scored 29 goals.