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2023 WWC: Ajibade, Ayinde Suspended For Super Falcons’ Opener Against Canada

2023 WWC: Ajibade, Ayinde Suspended For Super Falcons’ Opener Against Canada

Rasheedat Ajibade and Halimat Ayinde will miss Super Falcons’ 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Group B clash against Olympic champions Canada on Friday, reports Completesports.com.

The duo are suspended for the encounter slated for the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium.

Ajibade and Ayinde were sent off in Super Falcons’ semi -final defeat against hosts Morocco at the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.

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Midfielder Ayinde was sent off three minutes after the break, while Atletico Madrid star Ajibade was expelled 20 minutes from time following a VAR review.

FIFA declared in a disciplinary review that the two players are not eligible to feature against the Canadians.

The Super Falcons will take on Canada in the early hours of Friday morning.

The three-time African champions will also face co-hosts Australia and debutants Republic of Ireland in Group B.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Omo9ja 7 months ago

    This shouldn’t be an issue kę. We have better replacements for the two.

    The only concern I’m having with the coach is to use the right player at the right time and in their traditional positions.

    We have a scary squad that can beat any time in this year women world cup, but our ladies have to believe in themselves first.

    I wish our Super Falcons a successful outing in this year world cup. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • @omo9ja To you every coach doesn’t know how use the right player and always use players out of position. Why don’t you take up a coaching job since you know how to use player in their right position. You are not always making sense. The fowl yansh will be open come Friday morning when you will still blame the coach as usual.

  • pompei 7 months ago

    Both players will be missed, especially Ajibade. But the show must go on.
    Hopefully, we can get a decent result against Canada, then when these 2 get back, we will have a full squad for the next games.

  • Ololo 7 months ago

    They missed the final game in the afcon, is that not enough?

  • @Ololo FIFA and CAF are different Governing Bodies and the Bans are not Applicable to eachother. I.e. UEFA and EPL or La Liga.. Or CAF and NPFL. Same story

  • Ololo 7 months ago

    Iwobi also missed the two games we played against Ghana in the final 2 leg world cup qualifiers after receiving a straight red in his last game at the Afcon.. so I think it is a 2 game ban for a straight red card

  • CSN this is old news na. Even I knew this long ago. Simply, the knockout stages of Wafcon, became a FIFA competition because those matches were effectively world cup qualifiers.

    So any suspensions will be carried forward to the tournament proper.

  • Papafem 7 months ago

    They should have been pardoned having served one suspension. Ajibades suspension was very controversial

  • Fidel 7 months ago

    Is Super Falcons 3 times African Champions? Completes Sport!!!

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