November 30, 2022



WAFCON 2022: Oshoala dominated out of match, returns to Spain, Botswana plot Tremendous Falcons’ downfall 


Tremendous Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala has been dominated out of the continued Girls’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco resulting from damage because the staff put together to face Botswana in at the moment’s must-win encounter for the AWCON defending champions.

The Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) disclosed this on their Twitter deal with on Wednesday.

The soccer governing physique revealed the character of the damage and likewise acknowledged that Oshoala will journey again to Spain on Thursday.

“Unhappy information from @NGSuper_Falcons camp: High striker Asisat Oshoala is out of the continued WAFCON 2022.

“She sustained a Grade 2 Medial Collateral Ligament pressure within the sport towards South Africa. She is due again in Spain on Thursday. Get nicely fast Asisat!“

In the meantime, the Falcons will hope to bounce again from their defeat to South Africa once they tackle debutants and Group C leaders Botswana on Thursday. A win for Falcons will assure their continuation within the match with a match to spare within the group.

“There isn’t a want for too many phrases. All we wish to do is get the win towards Botswana to revive our confidence, after which we will take issues from there,” Captain Onome Ebi mentioned on Wednesday.

First alternative goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie returns towards the Botswanans after lacking the primary match resulting from suspension, and the pressured departure of Asisat Oshoala means the colourful Present Monday or Mexico-based Uchenna Kanu will begin within the fore for the nine-time champions.

Midfield ace Rasheedat Ajibade, who scored the purpose towards the South Africans, is anticipated to once more be the pivot because the Falcons seek for early objectives as from 9pm on the Prince Moulay Al-Hassan Stadium.

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Coach Randy Waldrum may ring adjustments in some departments, with Glory Ogbonna more likely to take her place at left again to permit the energetic Ashleigh Plumptre return to her accustomed position at centre-back alongside Captain Ebi, whereas Osinachi Ohale strikes to proper again.

Victory on Thursday will calm Nigerian nerves and permit the Falcons to stay up for Sunday’s encounter towards Burundi with a lot confidence.

Talking in the identical vein, President of the Botswana Soccer Affiliation MacLean Letshwiti says his nation’s girls’s nationwide staff, The Mares, can defeat the Tremendous Falcons in Thursday’s Group C tie.

Debutants Botswana kicker off their marketing campaign with a 4-2 win towards Burundi in Group C on Monday whereas the Falcons misplaced 2-1 to South Africa.

A win for Botswana towards the Falcons, who have been lackluster towards South Africa, would assure qualification into the quarter-finals.

And waiting for the match, Letshwiti referred to as on his compatriots to rally behind the staff believing they’ll obtain the unattainable.

“Let me congratulate The Mares for placing a wonderful shift at work, defeating Burundi by a convincing 4 – 2 rating line on the ongoing Wafcon Event right here in Morocco,” he mentioned.