Since first appearing at the World Cup in a blaze of colour in 1991, Nigeria have made themselves a regular presence on the biggest stage.
France 2019 will be their 8th appearance in the tournament, and they usually make their mark in one way or another.
The names of Mercy Akide, Florence Omagbemi, Stella Mbachu, Nkiru Okosieme, Ann Chiejine, Patience Avre, Maureen Mmadu and Rita Nwadike are etched in the history books for Nigeria due largely to their exploits at the World Cup, and the class of 2019 will be desperate to join such exalted company.
Coach Thomas Dennerby will be keen to seen the current set of players come to the party in a Pool comprising of Norway, South Korea and France.
Here, Futbalgalore.com looks at 10 Super Falcons player to watch out for in France.
Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels)
Oluehi is a crucial component of this Nigerian team. Blessed with great agility and reflexes, Oluehi will prove to be a tough keeper to get past for teams in the group. With the likes of Eugenie le Sommer and company shooting on sight, Oluehi will try her best to to thwart their efforts on goal.
Sonia Ngozi Okobi (Eskilstuna United)
Okobi has lived up to her promise so far in the colours of the Super Falcons. She has played well in the friendlies and will try and create more opportunities for her team. How she will fare will give a good idea how the match will pan out for Nigeria.
Ogonna Chukwudi (Djurgarden)
Left wing dazzler Ogonna Chukwudi should relish the occasion. The industrious and talented Nigerian midfield would look to provide killer passes to Chukwudi and watch her finish these attacks with absolute precision and accuracy.
Halimatu Ayinde (Eskilstuna United)
Dennerby anticipates Ayinde becoming the primary playmaker on the team because of her experience in the US and Sweden.
Onome Ebi (Henan Huishang)
At age 36, there have been rumors swirling that this upcoming World Cup may also be her last. The Nigerian star defender and heart of her Henan hopes to finally break the Super Falcons’ trend of failing miserably in big tournaments.
Ngozi Ebere (Arna Bjomar)
A composer on the field in the way she orchestrates the offense with his precision passing and calm demeanor, Ebere is a player to watch for in the Falcons team.
Rita Chikwelu (Kristianstads)
Chikwelu isn’t new at this stage. She has been in good form for Kristianstads and should be one of the soldiers to face the battle for Nigeria in France. Her work rate and quality passes will be needed by Nigeria.
Uchenna Kanu (Southeastern University)
Coming off a beyond stellar season with her team Southeast University, after scoring over 55 goals, Kanu is one of the most dangerous players entering this year’s World Cup. With momentum on her side, the forward hopes her success continues in a tough group, which includes Norway, South Korea and France.
Francisca Ordega (Shanghai Shenhua)
Ordega has been hot in the last two seasons. Nigeria would expect her to deliver at the World stage after a superlative show at the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations. She should be looking to score more goals for Nigeria if they need to progress further in this competition. She is a match winner on her day.
Desire Oparanozie (En Avant Guingamp)
Oparanozie who will be looking to provide the goals for this Nigerian team, she will be looking to get one past the Norwegians early in the opening match. With Nigeria desperately looking for goals, Oparanozie and her team mates will be trying to past the opposition defense at every opportunity.
Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona)
After a promising display against Haladas, Oshoala proved a masterful performance against Pomurje. Her calmness under pressure was one of many attributes in an eye catching display against the rigid Slovenian team. Her displays will go on to have a big say in what Nigeria can accomplish at the group stage. A strong showing will go a long way in ensuring his team progresses through to the last 16.