The Super Falcons of Nigeria are gearing up for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup with a strong 23-man squad. While the focus is often on emerging talents, it’s important to acknowledge the experienced players who bring stability and leadership to the team. Here, we take a closer look at three Super Falcons players aged above 30 who have made it to Randy Waldrum’s list.
First up is 33-year-old goalkeeper, Yetunde Balogun. Representing AS St Ettienne, Balogun is an exceptional shot-stopper with quick reflexes and agility. Her calmness under pressure is an invaluable asset for Nigeria’s defensive line, making her a formidable force for opposing teams.
Tochukwu Oluehi, aged 36, is another goalkeeper in the Super Falcons’ lineup. With a wealth of international experience, Oluehi has consistently delivered outstanding performances for Nigeria. Her time with Hakkarigücü Spor has further honed her skills and provided her with invaluable exposure to different playing styles. Oluehi’s commanding presence and excellent positional sense make her a vital pillar of strength in defense, instilling confidence in her teammates.
Finally, Osinachi Ohale, aged 31, adds strength and resilience to Nigeria’s defensive line. Currently playing for Deportivo Alavés, Ohale’s physicality and tactical awareness make her a reliable presence at the back. Her ability to read the game and make crucial interceptions has played a vital role in stifling opposition attacks. Ohale’s experience and composure under pressure make her an influential figure within the Super Falcons squad.
With these three players among the Super Falcons’ ranks, Nigeria is poised for success in the upcoming World Cup. Their experience, skills, and leadership will be invaluable assets in securing victory for the team.