Nigeria vs Cameroon: Oshoala benched as Super Falcons' coach makes two changes

Time and where to watch the Super Falcons of Nigeria Olympic qualifier against Cameroon in Abuja. (Photo Credit: Super Falcons/X)

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Oshoala benched as Super Falcons' coach makes two changes

Izuchukwu Akawor 15:31 - 26.02.2024

Nigeria's Super Falcons face Cameroon in decisive Paris 2024 qualifiers in Abuja.

In a bold move ahead of their crucial clash against Cameroon, Super Falcons' coach Randy Waldrum has opted for two significant changes in the starting lineup.

Pulse Sports Nigeria reports that Nigeria hosts rivals Cameroon in the second leg of the Paris 2024 qualifiers with all to play for, with star striker Asisat Oshoala notably benched for the highly anticipated encounter.

Oshoala on the bench for Super Falcons

The Super Falcons, eager to secure a victory after their goalless draw in Douala, have undergone tactical adjustments as they prepare to face their fierce rivals.

Bay FC’s Oshoala, a key figure in the squad, has made way for Esther Okonkwo, whose stellar performance in the previous match saw her unfortunate goal disallowed.

Asisat Oshoala | Credit: Instagram

Okonkwo's inclusion brings a fresh attacking dynamic to the team, as Waldrum aims to break down Cameroon's defense and secure a vital win.

Additionally, Joe Echegini will step into the starting lineup, replacing Halimatu Ayinde in midfield.

Super Falcons sensation, Jennifer Onyi Echegini was denied in Duoala. (Photo Credit: Echegini/Instagram)

The midfield alteration reflects Waldrum's strategic vision for the game, as he seeks to bolster the team's presence in the centre of the park and maintain control over proceedings against a formidable opponent.

With the stakes high and the pressure mounting, the Super Falcons are poised for a thrilling showdown against Cameroon, with the hopes of their nation resting on their shoulders. 

The winner of the game between Nigeria and Cameroon is expected to face WAFCON champions, South Africa in the next round of the Paris 2024 qualifiers.

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