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Ifeoma Onumonu Earns First Call Up for Nigeria Women’s National Team

By Gotham FC, 06/09/21, 11:00AM EDT


HARRISON, N.J. (June 9, 2021) – NJ/NY Gotham FC forward Ifeoma Onumonu has been called up to the Nigeria Women’s National Team training camp ahead of three international friendly matches that are part of U.S. Soccer’s Summer Series presented by AT&T 5G.

Nigeria takes on Jamaica on Thursday, June 10 at 5:30 p.m. ET followed by Portugal on Sunday, June 13 at 8:30 p.m ET. Both matches will be played at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas and fans will be able to follow the action live on Nigeria rounds out its final match of the Summer Series against the U.S. on Wednesday, June 16 at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas at 9:00 p.m. ET. The match will be broadcast on ESPN2.

This marks Onumonu’s first call up for the Nigeria Women National Team. She has previously appeared for the U23 U.S Women’s National Team. Onumonu has started two of Gotham FC’s four 2021 regular season matches so far and scored her first regular season goal against OL Reign last Saturday.


About NJ/NY Gotham FC:
Originally named Sky Blue FC, the Club underwent a major rebrand in April 2021 and officially changed its name to NJ/NY Gotham FC. Representing New Jersey and New York, the Club plays its National Women’s Soccer League home matches at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. The Club has been part of the NWSL since the league launched in 2013. Founded in 2007, Gotham FC originally debuted as Jersey Sky Blue in the W-League of United Soccer Leagues. The Club won its first trophy as Sky Blue FC in 2009 after winning the inaugural Women’s Professional Soccer championship. Most recently, Gotham FC played in the 2021 Challenge Cup Final against the Portland Thorns, the Club’s first ever championship appearance in NWSL competition.

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