Our stock is slowly rising in this World Cup as pundits and seasoned female football commentators now expect the Super Falcons to give the big guns a run for their money.
Ahead of Nigeria's match against Canada, BBC pundit and former goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis had tipped the Super Falcons to lose 2:1. However based on how Waldrum’s angels applied themselves with high level organisation in that game, Rachel now sees Nigeria differently.
Australia, missing key player Sam Kerr due to injury, will face the Super Falcons on Thursday morning.
Rachel now believes that Nigeria showed resilience against Canada to force a 1:1 draw. Our ladies are proving to be a formidable opponent.
Brown-Finnis expects a hard-fought draw between the two teams, leaving Australia with more work to do to progress from their group.
On BBC website, she said: "Nigeria showed against Canada that they are hard to beat, and I wouldn't be surprised if they got another point here too - a 1:1 draw is predicted."
Meanwhile, Australian midfielder Katrina Gorry has described the Super Falcons as "scary".
“Nigeria have got so much speed but a lot of class across the field, (they’re) technically very good," said Gorry who is in line to feature in the match.
“If you’re not on your defensive game, they’ll exploit you and with the pace they have, it’s pretty scary,” concluded the 30 year old midfielder on keepup.com.au.
Oh yeah, babe!
With Ajibade, Oshoala, Payne and Onumonu charging down the pitch like bulls to a matador, who won't be scared?
All I can say is echo Ajibade’s sentiments when she said : 'we've got this.'
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