Today is a Super Saturday!!! The Super Falcons are facing Germany in the Women’s World Cup. While the Super Eagles will face Burundi in the Africa Nations Cup.
The Super Falcons, on their part, flew into Grenoble yesterday for their knockout clash against two-time world champions Germany. They will be without experienced defender Ngozi Ebere, who was sent off against France. And inspirational midfielder Rita Chikwelu, who bagged a second booking to get a one-match suspension.
A confident coach Thomas Dennerby has hailed his team as world-class ahead of this evening’s clash against Germany.
The first time they advanced to the knockout rounds was in 1999 in the USA. This was where they recorded the all-important 2-0 victory over the Korea Republic which got them through to the Round of 16 for only the second time in their history.
The Super Falcons, on their part, flew into Grenoble yesterday for their knockout clash against two-time world champions Germany.
The Eagles attack against Burundi this evening will be led by Denmark-based Paul Onuachu with established striker Odion Ighalo consigned to the bench. Gernot Rohr has settled for a 4-3-3 formation with Alex Iwobi on the left wing and Samuel Chukwueze operating from the right wing even though he is a left footer.
Skipper Mikel Obi will marshal the midfield along with Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo. As expected, Daniel Akpeyi is the No 1 choice in goal and his defenders are fullbacks Abdullahi Shehu, Ola Aina with Kenneth Omeruo and William Ekong as central defenders.
Super Eagles vs Burundi: Daniel Akpeyi – Ola Aina, Jamilu Collins, Kenneth Omeruo, William Ekong – Mikel Obi, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo – Alex Iwobi, Paul Onuachu, Samuel Chukwueze