Waldrum has pulled a massive suprise by dropping heavyweights Ordega and multiple award winning Oshoala from his staring line up against Australia.
As widely predicted, Ayinde and Ajibade return from suspension to walk straight into the starting 11 with Kanu making her first starting 11 berth.
Meaning, the team has greater lubricants in the wings and Onumonu has the opportunity to flex her muscles as an out and out centre forward with rapid fire support from the wings – the sort of support and supply she wasn’t always able to provide Oshoala.
Ayinde will seek to improve on the poor attacking passing range of Abiodun whilst maintaining Abiodun’s world class work rate and teamwork.
Demehin and Ohale seek to improve their chemistry with Plumptre growing in confidence into the left fullback position. She was unsuccessful in delivering crosses, something we hope she has improved on.
Nnadozie’s knees were heavily bandaged which worried me. I wish her vigour and heath to her legs so as to aid her mobility and movement.
The bench now has Oparanozie who will be eager to taste action and draw blood.
This is the day, these are the girls, let the battle begin!