Chidinma Okeke

Chidinma Okeke (born 11 August 2000[1]) is a Nigerian footballer who plays for FC Robo in the Nigeria Women Premier League, and the Nigeria women's national football team. She was part of the Nigerian team that won the 2019 WAFU Women's Cup in Ivory Coast.[2]

Chidinma Okeke
Personal information
Full name Chidinma Nkeruka Okeke
Date of birth 11 August 2000 (age 18)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FC Robo
National team
Nigeria

Career

In 2016, Okeke represented Nigeria women's national under-17 football team at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.[3]

In 2017, she lost to Rasheedat Ajibade in the women's division finals of Nigeria Freestyle Football competition.[4]

In July 2018, she was named by Coach Christopher Danjuma in the final squad-list of Nigeria women's national under-20 football team for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.[5]

At the 2019 WAFU Women's Cup, Okeke was on the scoresheet as Nigerian team defeated Niger to qualify for the semi-finals.[6]

She was also included in the Nigerian squad for 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Chidinma Okeke". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Falcons edge Ivory Coast on penalties to win first WAFU Cup". The Cable. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Nigeria names squad for FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup". 1 September 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  4. ^ "McCarthy Obanor, Rasheedat Ajibade emerge Nigeria Freestyle Football Champions". Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Danjuma picks final squad for FIFA U-20 Women World Cup". Guardian. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  6. ^ Steve, Dede (12 May 2019). "Super Falcons thrash Niger 15-0 to reach semifinals of 2019 WAFU Women's Cup". Pulse. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Evelyn Nwabuoku and Chidinma Okeke top surprise names on Nigeria's Women's World Cup squad". Goal.com. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup squads

This article lists the squads for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, held in Jordan. Each competing federation submitted a 21-player squad to FIFA, which was published on 24 September 2016.

2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup squads

Each country's final squad has to comprise 21 players. FIFA announced the squads on 25 July 2018.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the eighth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by 24 women's national teams representing member associations of FIFA. It took place between 7 June and 7 July 2019, with 52 matches staged in nine cities in France, which was awarded the right to host the event in March 2015, the first time the country hosted the tournament. The tournament was the first Women's World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.

The United States entered the competition as defending champions after winning the 2015 edition in Canada and successfully defended their title with a 2–0 victory over the Netherlands in the final. In doing so, they secured their record fourth title and became the second nation, after Germany, to have successfully retained the title.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group A

Group A of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 7 to 17 June 2019. The group consisted of hosts France, Nigeria, Norway and South Korea. The top two teams, France and Norway, along with the third-placed team, Nigeria (as one of the four best third-placed teams), advanced to the round of 16.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the second and final stage of the competition, following the group stage. It began on 22 June with the round of 16 and ended on 7 July with the final match, held at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu. A total of 16 teams (the top two teams from each group, along with the four best third-placed teams) advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament.All times listed are local, CEST (UTC+2).

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup squads

This is a list of squads of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, an international women's association football tournament being held in France from 7 June until 7 July 2019. Each of the 24 national teams involved in the tournament had to provide to FIFA a preliminary squad of between 23 and 50 players by 26 April 2019, which FIFA did not publish. From the preliminary squad, each team named a final squad of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by 24 May 2019. FIFA published the 23-player final lists, with the squad numbers, on their website on 27 May 2019. Players in the final squad could be replaced by a player from the preliminary squad due to serious injury or illness up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match.The age listed for each player is on 7 June 2019, the first day of the tournament. The numbers of caps and goals listed for each player do not include any matches played after the start of the tournament. The club listed is the club for which the player last played a competitive match prior to the tournament. A flag is included for coaches that are of a different nationality than their own national team.

FC Robo

FC Robo International, owners of FC Robo Queens is a privately owned professional football club from Lagos, Nigeria. Founded on the 19th of April, Osahon Emmanuel Orobosa, a veteran of the Nigerian football league, primarily as a football academy for boys but soon expanded to accommodate soon expanded to accommodate girls/women program, a decision which has since proven to be very positive for the club as her current popularity and growing-base (Nationally and Internationally) is largely due to the successful exploits of her female team (FC Robo Queens).FC Robo Queens is a women's association football club based in Mushin Lagos State, Nigeria and a member of the Nigerian Women Football League (NWFL) and have competed in the Nigeria Women Premier League, the highest division for women association football in the country.

Through FC Robo Queens, the club has contributed immensely to the women’s game in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large having produced several talented players for the Nigerian national team and a host of professional women clubs across the globe. BBC and Two-time African footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala, along with Esther Sunday, Rashidat Ajibade, Aminat Yakubu are all products of the club's academy program and youth program.

Asisat Oshoala is also an ambassador of the club in 2016, a move to help uplift the business brand and image of the club.

Nigeria women's national football team

The Nigeria national women's football team, nicknamed the Super Falcons (parallel to the men's Super Eagles epithet), is the national team of Nigeria and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation.

Nigeria women's national under-17 football team

Nigeria women's national under-17 football team represents Nigeria in international youth football competitions.

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