19-year-old Super Falcons star Deborah Abiodun continues her relationship with Randy Waldrum for the Pittsburgh Panthers, and celebrates first goal in style.
Super Falcons of Nigeria star Deborah Abiodun is back on the social media trends.
The 19-year-old Deborah Abiodun has returned to her base in the United States of America (USA) following her exploits for the Super Falcons of Nigeria at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.
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Deborah Abiodun at World Cup for Super Falcons
Due to the suspension of Halimatu Ayinde at the 2023 Africa Women's Cup of Nations (AWCON) Abiodun was inserted into the Super Falcons of Nigeria's starting lineup against Olympic Champions Canada in their first game of the World Cup.
Abiodun had an impressive outing next to Christy Ucheibe in midfield but was sent off after consultation with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
She was expected to miss two games but after another review with the World Football governing body disciplinary committee, the punishment was extended to three games.
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According to FIFA, the Super Falcons of Nigeria finished 10th out of 32 teams at the 2023 Women's World Cup.
Abiodun would not play again as the Super Falcons of Nigeria lost on penalties to the Lioness of England in the round of 16.
Deborah Abiodun at Pittsburgh Panthers
Following her one game at the World Cup, Abiodun joined Super Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum at his Pittsburgh Panthers women's team.
Abiodun has been adapting to the team and eventually scored her first goal for the Pittsburgh Panthers.
Deborah Abidoun scores for the Pittsburgh Panthers
Abiodun was in action as the Pittsburgh Panthers defeated the Bucknell Bisons 5-0 at Ambrose Urbanic Field to continue their undefeated season.
In the 59th minute, Abiodun scored the first goal of her collegiate career as she found an open spot to connect to a ball by Keera Melenhorst.
Abiodun took to her official social media handle to show off her first goal for the Pittsburg Panthers.
Along with the video was a statement by Abiodun that said, "It's an indescribable feeling to score my first goal for @Pitt_WSOC and very grateful to my supportive players and technical staff. God and you guys made it possible."
It was a huge moment for the Super Falcons star as she continued to adapt to her new surroundings.
Deborah Abiodun and Randy Waldrum
Waldrum is one of the key figures for Abiodun at the Pittsburgh Panthers.
The veteran coach reacted to Abiodun's goal for the Pittsburgh Panthers.
In a message on his official social media platforms, Waldrum wrote, "First career collegiate goal with many more to come!"
Abiodun joins Super Falcons stars in America such as Michelle Alozie for the Houston Dash, Ifeoma Onumonu for Gotham, and Uchenna Kanu for Racing Louisville.
Abiodun returns to action when the Pittsburgh Panthers host Duquesne in a city battle at the Ambrose Urbanic Field on Thursday, Aug. 31.
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