Nigeria, having been put to the sword 4:0 in the first leg, will go into the second time against the same USA on Tuesday hoping to turn restore some pride.
Many fans are wondering what coach Randy Waldrum can do to pull off a most unlikely upset against the best women's football team in the world.
Personally, I would recommend the American gaffer reverts to his more pragmatic 3-5-2 formation against their opponents in this eagerly anticipated second leg.
I don’t think it will help them win, rather I think it would make it difficult for them to be defeated. It will provide width and movement along the flanks. The defensive midfield will have a double pivot with the centre back having a buffer of three bodies.
There will be a centre attacking midfielder with two strikers up front.
My Ideal starting 11 will be:
– Chiamaka Nnadozie
– Nicole Payne; Michelle Alozie
– Oluwatosin Demehin; Osinache Ohale; Glory Ogbonna
– Deborah Abiodun: Christie Ucheibe
– Esther Onyenezide
– Gift Monday; Uchenna Kanu