2023 WWC: FIFA clears Ajibade, Ayinde for Super Falcons vs Australia clash

The Super Falcons of Nigeria will welcome Rasheedat Ajibade and Halimat Ayinde back for their Group B game against Australia on Thursday.

The duo missed Nigeria’s first game at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup against Canada last Friday due to suspension.

Ajibade and Ayinde were made to serve a two-match ban after they were sent off in the Super Falcons semi-final defeat to hosts Morocco at the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.

FIFA in a statement released on Monday, stated that the two players are cleared to face the co-hosts.

The Super Falcons will, however, be without Deborah Abiodun in the game.

Abiodun was sent off in added time of the 0-0 draw against Canada.

The 19-year-old is suspended for one match and will be eligible for Randy Waldrum side’s last group game against debutants Republic of Ireland.

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