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Paris 2024: We’ve Faced Tougher Away Crowd –Super Falcons Midfielder, Payne

Paris 2024: We’ve Faced Tougher Away Crowd  –Super Falcons Midfielder, Payne

Toni Payne has said the Super Falcons would not be fazed by the home crowd expected to storm the over 50,000 Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria for Tuesday’s Paris 2024 Olympic qualifiers against South Africa.

Banyana Banyana will host the Falcons in the second leg of the qualifiers with the winner picking the ticket for this year’s Olympics.

The Falcons will go into the clash with a 1-0 first leg advantage.

Speaking ahead of the crucial encounter, Payne believes the Falcons have faced tougher home crowd which did not affect them.

“We are feeling really prepared we had the whole day to rest so the team is feeling really good,” she said on NFF TV.

“Coming off the win in the last game we have a lot of confidence and there will be improvements.

“I think it’s something to keep in mind obviously when you are away and when you have the crowd against you, it’s something difficult but we’ve come against worst odds we are ready to battle them.”

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The Sevilla player stated that it has been her dream to feature at the Olympic games.

She added:”It’s been a dream of mine to be at the Olympics and hopefully we can get the ticket.”

The winner between the Falcons and South Africa will go straight into Group C in the women’s football event at the 2024 Olympics.

Other teams in Group C are reigning women’s World Cup champions Spain, former World Cup winner Japan and Brazil.

Meanwhile, Morocco and Zambia would battle for the second ticket for the games.

The Moroccans hold a 2-1 first leg advantage which they secured away.


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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 8
  • People that are in affairs of football in Nigeria are clueless. I’m still surprised till now how NFF could pick Abuja stadium for the first match when they were fully aware that the stadium would be empty. What’s then the advantage of playing at home when you are playing in empty stadium?
    Fans are number 12 of the team. That’s the reason Ivory Coast sold all the tickets to their citizens in the last afcon and didn’t make the tickets available for Nigerians that travel from Nigeria to watch the final match.

    NFF election constitution must be reviewed. There are some positions in NFF that it’s only those that have played football as Super Eagles that should occupy. All these foolishness need to stop. We are going to see how a stadium should be for home match tonight.

    My advice to Super Falcons is to be strong and remain focus throughout the match. God is with you.

    You have done it before even at world cup level. You can do it again.

    God bless you girls.

    Give us this day oh Lord!

    Nigerian shall surely celebrate tonight by God’s grace.

  • Olaosebikan Rotimi 1 month ago

    Whatever happened in the first leg in Abuja has come and gone.what the super falcons should focus on now is how they can pull at least a draw or avoid defeat in Pretoria.l have confidence,the girls would not let us down.PARIS 2024,here,we come

    • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 1 month ago

      olaosebikan yet you are a backdoor raider kkkkk I llaugh in swahilish!
      arara krumbie aka battyman – stop using Yoruba names to hide – we know you are ashamed of the dirty life you live but that is your own headache – leave Yoruba names alone because no Yoruba is as depraved and mid warped as your shit is lool

  • Sportradio88.0 fm 1 month ago

    There are position in nff that u need good administrators to occupy not politicians not footballers ..there are positions in nff that needs u need professional to handle..
    In north Africa nearby… See how dey organize their sports. Those handling it are not country players,they are not politicians.they are admistrators,
    And dey get results always.

    For the mere fact that a player goes on to earn €50m in Europe might not make him a good administrators.
    For the mere fact that someone goes into politics to end in nff house might not make him a good administrators.not na so Dem dey do am
    Works goes into structures to stand for a long time .
    How rivers united was bundle out of caf confederation. Wen the lapses wat even notice before the second leg wen var wasn’t used and rivers went on with the game . A good admin wil have notified the caf to stop the game immediately until the needful was done .but sheep without shepherd went ahead to play and USM had a full day to devour their opponent.
    I m sure south Africa admin are working hard to get a win at all cost today.

  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 1 month ago

    Well said Ojare Toni “jeje” Payne – You and your team go with God and shut these slaves mouths up!

    CSN – what time is the gamu??? Chaii!

    Ahah, you people are just the definition of I N C O M P E T E N T!

    Did none of you go to school??

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