Abiodun Rues Red Card Against Canada

Super Falcons midfielder Deborah Abiodun expressed her disappointment after receiving a red card in Nigeria’s first game at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup against Canada. The tournament is currently taking place in Australia and New Zealand and will continue until August 20.

In their opening match, the Super Falcons managed to hold the Canucks of Canada to a goalless draw on July 21 at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. Despite creating several scoring opportunities, including missed chances from Ifeoma Onumonu and Asisat Oshoala, the Nigerian team couldn’t find the back of the net.

However, the Super Falcons’ goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie, made an impressive save when Francisca Ordega committed a foul on the legendary Canadian forward Christine Sinclair in the penalty box. Nnadozie denied Sinclair from converting the penalty kick.

Unfortunately, Deborah Abiodun’s World Cup debut took a bitter turn as she was shown a red card in the 97th minute for a tackle on Ashley Lawrence. As a result, Abiodun will be suspended for Nigeria’s next game against Australia on July 27 at Lang Park in Brisbane.

In response to her bittersweet debut, Abiodun took to Twitter to express her feelings, saying, “It’s a dream come true to start in my first senior #FIFAWWC match. I’m happy and honored by the privilege. A bit disappointed my debut ended the way it did. I’m sorry overall. I’m grateful for the chance and proud of my team today. Thanks for your support always.”

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It’s worth noting that Abiodun had previously represented Nigeria at the 2022 U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup held in Costa Rica.

As of now, the Super Falcons are tied for second place in Group B of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup with one point after their first game in the tournament.

Overall, Abiodun’s red card against Canada was a setback for the Super Falcons. However, the team remains determined to bounce back in their upcoming match against Australia and continue their quest for success in the World Cup.

For more updates on the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and Nigerian football, stay tuned to Sporty9ja.

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