As the Super Falcons face the already eliminated Republic of Ireland on Monday, teenage midfielder, Deborah Abiodun, will be missing in the line-up.
The 19-year-old is the first player to be given a red card at the ongoing Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zaealand after she was sent off in the Falcons opener against Canada and thus suspended from two matches. She was not fielded in Nigeria’s 3-2 defeat of Australia last Thursday.
Striker Asisat Oshoala, Blessing Demehin and Michelle Alozie are also on the caution list and risk missing the next match if they get booked in Monday’s game.
Two players of the Irish team are also on the list of those booked — Denise Osullivan and Katie McCabe.
For the potentially explosive Australia versus Canada match, also on Monday, both teams have players on caution list.
Australia’s forward, Gaitlin Foord, has been booked. For Canada, they have four players on the disciplinary watch –Kadeisha Buchanan, Ashley Lawrence, Evelyne Viens and Vanessa
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