By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Super Falcons and Polish Ekstraliga Women’s top goal scorer for the 2022 season, Macleans Chinonyerem has expressed her joy after making the Nigerian squad for Morocco 2022 Women Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON).
Super Falcons coach, Randy Waldrum on Friday released his 25-players list for WAFCON 2022 with Macleans Chinonyerem making the cut.
“I never dreamt of playing for the Super Falcons this early in my career. This shows that hard work pays. After my impressive performances for my club in Poland in which I emerge as the top goal scorer, the national team invitation came up. I came to the camp to have fun and also give my best as one of the new players in the team but making the final squad for a major tournament like the WAFCON is more than I imagined.” She told www.kick442.com.
WAFCON 2022 in Morocco will be Macleans Chinonyerem’s first major tournament for the nine-time African Champions.
She said: “The focus now is for the team to win it again for the tenth time and that will be another achievement for me and the team. As Nigerians, we always want to win and continue to dominate the continent which our fans expect from us. This is what we are going to achieve in Morocco as well as return with the World Cup ticket.
“After that, the next is to work ahead of the World Cup. We will take each game as they come so as to achieve our set targets.” She concluded.
Macleans Chinonyerem alongside Francisca Ordega (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Vivian Ikechukwu (WFC Gintra, Lithuania); Ifeoma Onumonu (NY/NJ Gotham FC, USA); Uchenna Kanu (Tigres Femenil, Mexico); Asisat Oshoala (FC Barcelona, Spain); and Gift Monday (Bayelsa Queens) are the forwards coach Randy Waldrum will rely on for goals at Morocco 2022.
She finished as the top goal scorer in the Polish Ekstraliga Women with 20 goals alongside UKS SMS Lodz’s Dominika Kopinska making her the second Super Falcons player to end last season as the top goal scorer in Europe (FC Barcelona Femeni’s Asisat Oshoala also ended the season in Spain as the joint top goal scorer).
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