Football is by far the most popular sport worldwide. Like other continents, Africa has not been left behind in producing some of the best football players. As well as representing their countries, and also collecting the money.
The Nigeria national women’s football team, nicknamed the Super Falcons, represents Nigeria in international women’s football and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation.
The team is also the only women’s national team from the Confederation of African Football to have reached the quarterfinals in both the FIFA Women’s World Cup and Football at the Summer Olympics.
Auchijeffblog have gathered below the highest paid richest female footballer in Nigeria.
Top 5 Richest Female Footballers In Nigeria 2022
5. ONOME EBI– $900,000
Onome Ebi is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a centre-back for Belarusian Premier League club FC Minsk and the Nigeria women’s national team. Onome is a Nigerian name of Urhobo descent meaning “my own”. The light complexioned Delta State footballer is very experienced given the fact that she has been part of Super Falcons squad to four World Cups.
In 2019 she became the first African footballer to play in 5 FIFA World Cup Tournaments.Ebi is a member of the Nigerian national team. On 6 July 2019, she became the first African Footballer to play in five Fifa World Cup Tournaments, taking part in the 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015, 2019 editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
4. CHARITY ADULES – $1.4 Million
Charity Ogbenyealu Adule who was born on the 7 November 1993 is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish Primera División club SD Eibar and the Nigeria women’s national team. At a club level, she has played for Rivers Angels, Bayelsa Queens and BIIK Kazygurt.
She is a supporter of London-based men’s football club, Chelsea F.C. Adule is religious, and attributes her any plans in her future to God, saying “God has the final say in my life. I believe the Almighty God who made me to be here today will take me to the final place He made for me. Everything in life is all about the favour of God, I believe with His favour upon me, I will go far”.
Adule started her career with the Rivers Angels and debuted at 14 years old at the Female Challenge Cup 2006. Her professional debut was against Pelican Stars, which she later described as the most memorable match of her career, Adule has played for the Nigeria women’s national football team. In November 2018, she revealed she had rejected approaches to represent the Kazakhstan women’s national football team.
3. UCHENNA KANU – $1.8 Million
Uchenna Grace Kanu who was born on yhe20 June 1997 is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Mexican Liga MX Femenil club Tigres UANL and the Nigeria women’s national team.
Kanu represented Nigeria at the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. She made her senior debut on 8 April 2019 in a 1–2 friendly loss to Canada.
2. FRANCISCA ORDEGA – $2.1 Million
Francisca Ordega was born on October 19, 1993, is a Nigerian female professional that plays for Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese women’s super league. She had previously played for seven clubs before joining the Chinese outfit, with Atletico Madrid’s female outfit been the most notable when she joined them on loan.
She played for local side Bayelsa Queens from 2011-2012 during her youth. On She represented Nigeria in the FIFA Women’s World Cup and African Women’s Championship and has been nominated for African best female footballer.
1. ASISAT LAMINA OSHOALA – $3 Million
Asisat Lamina Oshoala MON is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Primera División club FC Barcelona Femení and the Nigerian women’s national team. Oshoala recounts that her parents were not supportive when she dropped out of school to pursue a football career.
On 23 January 2015, Oshoala joined Liverpool in England’s Women’s Super League. The club’s manager, Matt Beard, called her “one of the best young players in the world”. Although rumours had linked her with other clubs, she was very happy to join Liverpool. She was the first player from an African nation to compete in the top women’s league in England.
On 8 June 2015, Oshoala scored her first 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup goal when she scored the team’s second goal in a 3–3 draw with Sweden in Winnipeg. Oshoala was also a member of the Super Falcons team who won the African Women’s Championship in 2016 and 2018. She scored three goals in the 2018 Edition in Ghana.
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