Super Falcons star Toni Oyedupe Payne receives a playful 'beating' on her return to Sevilla
American-born Nigerian professional footballer Antionette Oyedupe Payne is back on the social media trends.
Payne is back to her club side Sevilla in Spain following her exploits for the Super Falcons of Nigeria at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.
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Toni Payne for Super Falcons at World Cup
Toni Payne played an integral role as the Super Falcons of Nigeria finished in 10th place out of 32 teams that participated in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.
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Super Falcons Head Coach Randy Waldrum gave Payne the burden of creativity in the middle.
The 26-year-old started all four games for the Super Falcons at the tournament.
She played all 90 minutes in the goalless draws against Olympic Champions Canada and the final group game against the Republic of Ireland.
She was substituted in the comeback win against hosts Australia and the loss on penalties in the round of 16 to the Lionesses of England.
Toni Payne returns to Sevilla
Payne did not return to Nigeria as some Super Falcons stars went to see First Lady Remi Tinubu.
On Tuesday, August 22, 2023, Sevilla confirmed the return of Payne to the club.
In a video on their social media platforms, Payne is seen receiving touches from her teammates upon her return to the club.
Payne has been the subject of conversation by omitted Super Falcons star Ngozi Okobi.
She is now expected to help Sevilla as they go through pre-season for their campaign in the Spanish Women's First Division.