All is now set as United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) will in the early hours of Thursday in Nigeria (which is 8 pm in Texas), face their toughest test in the Four-Nation invitational tournament when the reigning World Champions clash with African Champions, Nigeria in the last match of the Summer Series at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas.
While the ‘Stars and Stripes’ are Undisputed World Number One, Nigeria is ranked 37 lower than US at
From the team’s first trailblazers who won the very first Women’s World Cup in 1991, to the iconic 99er’s who captured the eyes and hearts of a nation, to the generation inspired by all of the above that now wear the ‘Stars and Stripes’ with pride—the Women’s National Team is, always has been, and always will be a force to be reckoned with on and off the field of play.
As was reported by this medium last week, US versus Nigeria match
Also, Nigeria and USA met the second time in Sydney 2000 Olympics and Nigeria under veteran coach, Ismaila Mabo lost 1-3 to USA at Melbourne Stadium, Australia.
No fewer than 13 former head coaches of Super Falcons, especially the four coaches who were fortunate to clash with Team USA in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final and Olympics, lost their matches.
However, Waldrum will keep faith with players who performed creditably in the two earlier matches against Jamaica and Portugal especially skipper Oshoala and experienced center back Onome Ebi as well as much-improved Rasheedat Ajibade, Michelle Alozie, Toni Payne and goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi among others.