8 Players to watch as falcons battle Black Queens in Lagos

On Wednesday, the Super Falcons will face the Black Queens of Ghana, one of their long term rivals on the African continent in an African Women's Cup of Nations qualifier. We take a took at 8 players to watch in both legs

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Janet Egyir: The former Vikingur Olafsvik defender was a delight to watch at the WAFU B CAF Champions League qualification tournament. She did a good job for Hasaacas Ladies in defense and thwarted Rivers Angels' efforts to score many times. Janet is a fine defender and was named the WAFU Women's Cup Player of the Tournament in 2018. She will be a tough nut to crack for the Super Falcons attackers

Vivian Ikechukwu: The Rivers Angels forward announced herself to Nigerian fans when she scored twice in the Super Falcons 4-2 loss to South Africa at the Aisha Buhari tournament in Lagos. She is one of Rivers Angels best legs and played a huge role in their 2020/2021 NWFL triumph after their victory at the Super 6 in Ije Ode

Asisat Oshoala: The Barcelona forward is the most prominent in the Super Falcons and her form for Barcelona this season has been phenomenal. She scored a goal in Barcelona's 4-1 victory over Arsenal in the UEFA Champions League and will bring that form to the Super Falcons

Grace Asantewaa: She scored at the weekend for Real Betis against Eibar and will hope to replicate that form for the Black Queens of Ghana in that important tie. Asantewaa's pace will surely give the Falcons defenders a cause to worry

Gift Monday: Gift Monday is one of the best young women footballers in Africa. The former Falconets captain is a player to watch in this encounter. She contributed to three goals at the Aisha Buhari Cup in Lagos, scoring twice against Mali and assisting one against South Africa. The forward is a joy to watch in attack for the Falcons

Regina Otu: The Minsk midfielder has been called upon to steady the Super Falcons midfield after her scintillating performances for Minsk. The Super Falcons midfield has missed Halimatu Ayinde who is recovering from injury and Randy needed someone to assist Rita Chikwelu

Tony Payne: The Super Falcons missed the energetic Sevilla midfielder at the Aisha Buhari Cup and she will return against Ghana. It will be her first game for the Super Falcons on home soil. She made her Super Falcons debut at the Antalya Cup in Turkey which was won the Falcons and also at the US Summer Series.

Portia Boakye: She is one of the most experienced players in the Black Queens of Ghana. The Djurgadens IF player scored the winner for Ghana at the 2015 African Games where the Black Queens won their their gold medal at the games. She was the top scorer at the WAFU Women's Cup in 2018 and also has experience at the AWCON where she helped Ghana to win the bronze medal in 2016.

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Bethel Kalu is a passionate sports writer whose love for writing began as a young boy. He has been writing sports for 7 years has over 500 articles written by him.

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