Super Falcons head coach, Randy Waldrum remains positive on the chances of defender Ashleigh Plumptre making a return to the squad for Sunday’s Group C clash against Burundi.
Plumptre started Nigeria’s opening game against South Africa at the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Morocco.
Ahead of the game against Burundi in Rabat, Waldrum provided a positive injury news update on the Leicester City player.
“We trained earlier, so we have an idea of where she is in her recovery,” Waldrum told a press conference on Saturday.
“But there’s a possibility that we will hold her again just to make sure she gets ready for the quarterfinals.
“Still, we would consider giving her some game time to get some minutes under her belt before the quarterfinal match. However, it all depends on the doctor.
“Nonetheless, if the game against Burundi were the quarterfinal, she would be playing.
“She’s capable of playing, but we also want to be smart.”
Falcons striker Gift Monday is upbeat clash with Burundi.
Taking to her Twitter handle, Monday described her debut which incidentally marked coincided with the Super Falcons’ first victory at the ongoing Championship in Morocco as a blessing.
“It is a true blessing and honour to have made my dreamed #WAFCON2022 debut with #TeamNigeria. To have played a part in our first win of the tournament is special and a great moment for my budding career. Now, I’m focused on the task ahead to do ???????? proud against Burundi #GM2” she enthused.
A win against Burundi will see the Super Falcons progress into the quarter-finals.
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