The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) allegedly stripped Asisat Oshoala of the Super Falcons’ captain armband over poor performance.
Sources say a senior official of the NFF, revealed that the decision on Oshoala wasn’t taken in bad faith but in order to help the attacker rediscover her form with the Super Falcons.
“We have no issue whatsoever with Asisat (Oshoala) but thoughts of stripping her of the armband came after Aisha Buhari Cup last September,” the senior official was quoted as saying.
“This is not for anything negative but for troubling concerns of seeing her struggle in national team colours. We and the coach (Waldrum) observed the captaincy is weighing her down and affecting her play. With or without it, we believe she is a true professional player and should not struggle to prove otherwise by delivering on the pitch.”
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Oshoala was named Super Falcons captain in September 2019 by Chris Danjuma after captain of the team at the time, Desire Oparanozie was stripped off her armband following a contention with the NFF.
Super Falcons veteran Onome Ebi is reported to be the new captain and she’ll be assisted by Francesca Ordega.