The women’s squad from Cape Verde will play the Super Falcons of Nigeria in a rapidly approaching Women’s African Cup of Nations qualifying match. To advance from the round, Randy Waldrum’s team will settle for nothing less than a victory.
Waldrum is expected to start the same team that defeated Ethiopia 4-0, with only minor adjustments made to the midfield and defensive lines. The Falcons manager may choose to start his team in the 4-2-3-1 configuration shown below when they take on Cape Verde.
Defense: Plumptre, Demehin, Ebi, Alozie
Defensive midfield: Ayinde, Echegini
Attacking midfield: Ordega, Payne, Kanu
Nnadozie has been in good form and will likely be the Falcons’ goalkeeper for the game. Plumptre could reclaim her starting spot in the left-back area, and Onome Ebi could also be a starter in the match.
Waldrum could also re-introduction Echegini to partner Halimatu Ayinde in the defensive midfield. The attacking midfield could also witness the return of Francisca Ordega on the right wing, partnered with Payne and Kanu. Desire Oparanozie could also be started ahead of Oshoala and Ajibade.