Nigeria women's national football team
|Association||Nigeria Football Federation|
|Most caps||Maureen Mmadu (101)|
|Top scorer||Mercy Akide|
|FIFA ranking||34 |
|Highest FIFA ranking||23 (July 2003)|
|Lowest FIFA ranking||32 (December 2012)|
| Nigeria 5–1 Ghana
( Nigeria; February 16, 1991)
| Nigeria 9–0 Sierra Leone
(Nigeria; November 6, 1994)
| Norway 8–0 Nigeria
(Tingvalla IP, Sweden; June 6, 1995)
Germany 8–0 Nigeria
(Leverkusen, Germany; November 25, 2010)
|Appearances||6 (First in 1991)|
|Best result||Quarterfinals, 1999|
|African Women's Championship|
|Appearances||11 (First in 1991)|
|Best result||Won Eight times, Last in 2010|
The Nigeria national women's football team, nicknamed the Super Falcons, is the national team of Nigeria and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation. They won the first seven African championships and through 2011 lost only five games to African competition: December 12, 2002 to Ghana in Warri, June 3, 2007 at Algeria, August 12, 2007 to Ghana in an Olympic qualifier, November 25, 2008 at Equatorial Guinea in the semis of the 2008 Women's African Football Championship and May 2011 at Ghana in an All Africa Games qualification match.
The Super Falcons have been unable to dominate beyond Africa in such arenas as the FIFA Women's World Cup or the Olympic Games. The team has been to every World Cup since 1991, but managed just once to finish in the top eight. In 2003, the Super Falcons turned out to be the biggest disappointment of the first round, failing to score a single goal and losing all three Group A matches. They did little better in 2007, drawing only one of their Group B matches. However, it must also be noted in their defense that they faced the group of death in both 2003 and 2007, grouped both times with rising Asian power North Korea, traditional European power Sweden, and a historic women's superpower in the USA.
Nigeria hosted the African women’s championship finals for the third time in 2006, replacing Gabon, which was initially granted the right to host but later pulled out citing financial difficulties, and won it for the seventh time in a row. Nigeria’s Super Falcons and Ghana’s Black Queens represented Africa in China for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup.
The "Falconets" are the country’s junior team, which performed creditably in Russia 2006 when they beat Finland 8–0 before they were sent packing by Brazil. They were the runner-up to Germany at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
The "Flamingoes" are the country’s cadet team (U-17), which qualified for the inaugural women's U-17 World Cup New Zealand 2008.
On 9 July 2014, the FIFA Emergency Committee indefinitely suspended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). As such, the NFF is banned from taking part in "any regional, continental or international competitions". The verdict is due to a decision by a High Court of Nigeria firing the NFF president, the NFF Executive Committee members, and the NFF Congress from the federation. The suspension applies to the Nigeria women's national football team as well. FIFA indicated that "The suspension will be lifted once the court actions have been withdrawn". However, should the suspension still be in effect by 15 July 2014, the "Falconets" may not participate in the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
World Cup record
|World Cup Finals|
|2015||To Be Determined||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1996||Did Not Qualify|
|2012||Did Not Qualify|
Performance in Africa Women's Championship
|CAF Women's Championship|
|No.||Position||Player||Age||Caps and goals||Current club|
|1||GK||Precious Dede||32 (18/01/1980)||70(0)||Bayelsa Queens|
|16||GK||Tochukwu Oluehi||24 (03/06/1988)||40(0)||Sunshine Queens|
|21||GK||Ebubele Whyte||20 (09/01/1992)||Rivers Angels|
|2||DF||Evelyn Nwaboku||26 (14/11/1985)||Rivers Angels|
|3||DF||Ngozi Ebere||21 (05/08/1991)||Rivers Angels|
|5||DF||Onome Ebi||29 (05/08/1983)||45(0)||Atasehir|
|6||DF||Gladys Akpa||26 (01/01/1986)||Sunshine Queens|
|12||DF||Josephine Chukwunonye||20 (19/03/1992)||10(0)||Rivers Angels|
|15||DF||Joy Jegede||20 (16/12/1991)||Delta Queens|
|18||DF||Helen Ukaonu||21 (17/05/1991)||11(1)||Sunnanå|
|7||MF||Stella Mbachu||34 (16/04/1978)||85 (20)||Rivers Angels|
|8||MF||Onyinyechi Ohadugha||21 (05/05/1991)||Rivers Angels|
|10||MF||Rita Chikwelu||24 (06/03/1988)||37 (16)||Umeå|
|11||MF||Glory Iroka||22 (03/01/1990)||8 (0)||Rivers Angels|
|14||MF||Esther Sunday||20 (13/03/1992)||Sunshine Queens|
|20||MF||Ogonna Chukwudi||24 (04/09/1988)||12(0)||Umeå|
|4||FW||Perpetua Nkwocha||36 (03/01/1976)||80 (40)||Sunnanå|
|9||FW||Emueje Ogbiagbevha||22 (10/02/1990)||BIIK Kazygurt|
|13||FW||Ngozi Okobi||18 (14/12/1993)||Delta Queens|
|17||FW||Azizat Oshoala||18 (09/10/1994)||Rivers Angels|
|19||FW||Ebere Orji||19 (23/12/1992)||13(2)||Rivers Angels|
- "FIFA Women's Century Club". FIFA. 2009-08-25.
- "Nigeria: FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
- "FIFA Emergency Committee suspends Nigeria Football Federation". FIFA. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
|African Women's Champions
1991 (First title)
1995 (Second title)
1998 (Third title)
1998 (Fourth title)
2000 (Fifth title)
2002 (Sixth title)
2004 (Seventh title)
2006 (Eighth title)
2008 Equatorial Guinea
2008 Equatorial Guinea
|African Women's Champions
2010 (Ninth title)
2012 Equatorial Guinea