The Super Falcons will kick start their African Women’s Championship title with a clash against rivals South Africa on Monday evening.
According to the bookmakers, the Bayana Bayana is up there with Randy Waldrum’s side as the favorite for the title in Morroco.
Both sides will begin hostility go at Stade Moulay Hassan in Rabat this evening and the winner of the tie would take charge of the Group.
Head to head:
Nigeria and South Africa have met 13 times, with the Super Falcons winning seven, while Bayana Bayana won three and others ended in a draw.
Both sides also met twice in the 2018 edition in Ghana: Bayana Bayana won the Group game 1-0, and the Falcons avenged the defeat later in the final via a penalty shoot-out.
However, they met again in the final of the 2021 Aisha Buhari Invitational in Lagos and Bayana Bayana came out in top 4-2.
Super Falcons expected lineup:
Tochukwu Oluehi is expected to start in goal, while Onome Ebi, Ashleigh Plumtree, Michelle Alozie, and Glory Ogbonna are expected to provide cover.
Christy Ucheibe and Sevilla playmaker Tony Payne could get the nod to Rita Chikwelu in the heart of the midfield
Barcelona forward Asisat Oshoala, Ifeoma Onumonu, and Rasheedat Ajibade could lead the line.
Nigeria 2-1 South Africa