Barcelona’s Asisat Oshoala and Wuhan Jianghan FC’s Desire Oparanozie have joined the Nigerian women’s national football team, the Super Falcons, in Antalya ahead of two international friendlies against Haiti and New Zealand. The pair has been absent from the team for some time but are now back and eager to make an impact as the team prepares for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.

The Super Falcons, the most successful women’s team in Africa, will face Haiti on April 7th, followed by a game against New Zealand on April 11th. The team’s American coach, Randy Waldrum, oversaw the first training session at the Emir Sports Complex in Antalya, which saw the participation of 21 players, including Oshoala, Oparanozie, and other notable names such as Onome Ebi, Chiamaka Nnadozie, and Rasheedat Ajibade.

The training session lasted for two hours, with the players working on their fitness and tactics ahead of the upcoming matches. The Super Falcons will be looking to build on their recent successes and continue their preparations for the World Cup, where they hope to make a strong showing and compete with the best teams in the world.

Oshoala, who has won numerous awards and accolades during her career, is widely regarded as one of the best players in African women’s football. Oparanozie, on the other hand, has been a consistent performer for both club and country and will be hoping to make a significant contribution to the Super Falcons’ campaign in the coming months.

Overall, the return of Oshoala and Oparanozie is a significant boost for the Super Falcons, and their presence in the team will undoubtedly add a new dimension to the squad’s attacking options. The Nigerian team will be hoping to make the most of their time in Antalya and put in two strong performances against Haiti and New Zealand in the upcoming friendlies.