Rachael Ayegba off to 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations as CAF broadcast commentator

Former Nigeria international Rachael Ayegba, will join Super Falcons and a few other Nigerians in Morocco for the upcoming Women’s African Cup of Nations from 2-23 July 2022.

Ayegba will be part of the build-ups and commentary for all matches along with renowned former Indomitable Lionesses’ captain Christine Manie (Cameroon), former Banyana Banyana (South Africa) international and captain Amanda Dlamini, and former Carthage Eagles (Tunisia) Haifa Guedri.

Rachael Ayegba is a former Super Falcons goalkeeper and made her debut against Namibia in 2001 and was a member of the Super Falcons squad at the 2006 and 2008 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, as well as the 2007 Women’s World Cup in China and African Games in Algeria same year.

Rachael Ayegba and Cynthia Uwak

At club level, during her active 11-year spell in Finland, the Kogi-born legend has enjoyed stints at Kokkolan Palloveikot, Kuopion Palloseura, GBK Kokkola and notably with PK-35 Vantaa, where she won a couple of domestic titles and also competed twice in the UEFA Women’s Champions League. 

Having retired in 2016, ‘Baruwa’ as she is nicknamed, who locally played for Oladimeji Tigress and Ufouma Babes, FCT Queens of Abuja, and Edo Queens in Nigeria before her move to Finland in 2005 has since ventured into coaching, haing acquired UEFA A Goalkeepers License, while serving at GBK.

Ayegba will be transfering both expereinces of being a footballer and coaching to the AWCON, which will kickoff on 2 July 2022, as she joins a CAF delegation in Rabat, Morocco as an on the pitch analyst.

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