Im Grateful, Blessed For This Opportunity Babajide Reacts To First Super Falcons Call-up

Im Grateful, Blessed For This Opportunity  Babajide Reacts To First Super Falcons Call-up

Rinsola Babajide has expressed her joy after getting her first call-up to Nigerias Super Falcons.

Babajide, who plays for Tenerife in the Spanish womens league, was included in the Falcons squad for their Paris 2024 Olympic Games second round qualifiers against Ethiopia.

Reacting to her maiden invitation, the 25-year-old said she is delighted with the love shown to her by Nigerians.

The love Ive been feeling has been very overwhelming , thank you so much. Grateful & blessed for this opportunity #Honoured, she wrote on her X.

The Falcons will be guests to Ethiopia for the first-leg billed for Wednesday, 25 October, 2023.

On Tuesday, 31 October, the Falcons will entertain the Ethiopians.

Among the players invited for the doubleheader clash include Chiamaka Nnadozie, Asisat Oshoala, Rasheedat Ajibade, Halimatu Ayinde and Michelle Alozie.

Also invited are Toni and Nicole Payne, Ifeoma Onumonu, Gift Monday, Christy Ucheibe, Tosin Demehin, Osinachi Ohale and Uchenna Kanu.

Born in London, Babajide joined Millwall Lionesses Ladies from Crystal Palace Ladies in January 2015, but made her professional debut on March 18 against the London Bees in a FA WSL match which ended in a draw.

Before her move to Tenerife on 3 July 2023, she featured for Liverpool, Watford, Brighton and Hove Albion and Real Betis.

She was Liverpool’s second highest goal scorer in the 2018/19 WSL season with two campaign goals.

Babajide was then Liverpool’s joint-second WSLgoal scorer in the 2019/20 season with one single league goal.

From 2016 to 2019 she played for Englands U-19, U-20 and U-21.

In August 2018, Babajide was part of the England U-20 squad that claimed bronze at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Also in September 2020 she was included in a training camp for the England senior team.
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