Super Falcons handler Thomas Dennerby has revealed the reason behind Asisat Oshoala and Desire Oparanozie omission from the Nigeria women’s squad to compete at the invitational tournament in China.
Dennerby named a 20-player squad including three goalkeepers, six defenders, four midfielders plus seven strikers, with no place for the Dalian Quanjian’s Oshoala and Guingamp’s Oparanozie for the exhibition competition in Meizhou.
However, The 59-year old Swede who decided to replace the duo with Alice Ogebe and Brighton’s Ini-abasi Umotong said Oparanozie was not fully fit, while Oshoala was overlooked because of administrative reasons.
“We will have loved to have both of them in the team, but they will not be coming to China,”
“Oparanozie needs to get hundred percent fit and we have allowed her so that she can play without getting injured again.”
“Oshoala did not travel with us because of administrative and technical things [reasons]. No worries at all. We will try to make a good tournament.”
The Super Falcons will feature alongside hosts China, Romania, and South Korea this week.