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Michelle Alozie reveals unplanned circumstance that saw her became a Super Falcon



By Monsurah Olatunji

Nigeria star, Michelle Alozie has recently revealed the bizarre circumstance of how she became a part of the Nigerian women’s national team.
Alozie made her international debut for Nigeria on 10 June 2021 as a 65th-minute substitution in a 1-0 friendly loss to Jamaica during the 2021 US Summer Series taking place in Houston where she plights her club career.
However, the Houston Dash player who was never mentioned in any news about the national team found herself representing her fatherland following an unplanned phone call.
The 25-year-old athlete described connecting with the team and eventually becoming one of the most influential and fans’ favourites.
“I always say it’s a fluke. But maybe it was like God setting a plan for me,” she told The Women’s Game.
“They [Super Falcons of Nigeria] came for the U.S SheBelieves Cup and they had so many visa issues. They almost had to withdraw from the cup because they didn’t have enough players.
“The coach then, Randy Waldrum, he reached out (I’m not even joking) to like, maybe every Nigerian-American (woman) that was playing soccer in the U.S just so that we can fill the roster.
“He [Waldrum] had no idea who I was and I just happened to be in Houston, happened to be Nigerian-American. It was like a perfect scenario.
“They [Waldrum’s coaching crew] came to one training session and they were like…see you at training tomorrow.
“And then I trained with them for one day, and he was like..amazing! you’ll make the roster for tomorrow’s game. And I was like oh..alright! I guess I’m here, I guess I’m playing now, and ever since then I’ve been in the national team.”
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