Super Falcons of Nigeria will face the Copper queens of Zambia on Friday in the third-place deciding game.

Both teams will try to redeem themselves after facing tough exits in the semi-final of the ongoing WAFCON tournament.

Nigeria and Zambia were victims of some controversial decision in the semi-final and will both fight it out on Friday for the bronze medals.

Zambia were condemned to losing their semi-final clash to South Africa after conceding a penalty at the last minute of the match.

Nine-woman Super Falcons also lost out on penalties to host Morocco in only their third semi-final defeat in Nigeria history in as many semi-final games as possible.

Head to Head

Nigeria Women and Zambia Women have faced each other twice with the Super Falcons winning in both encounters.

The Super Falcons won their last encounter with Zambia 4-0 in 2018.

Match details

Match: Nigeria vs. Zambia
Venue:
Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Date:
Friday, 22 July 2022
Kickoff time:
9 pm WAT

Players to watch out for

Gift Monday is likely to be Super Falcons main target woman in the with tournament top scorer Rasheedat Ajibade red carded. The Bayelsa Queen striker struck the crossbar in the semi-final match against Morocco and has been tipped to lead the line against Zambia.

Francisca Ordega should also be returning to the starting lineup since wining the Player of the Match award in the second stage of the group stages.

Other details

Super Falcons reportedly missed the Wednesday’s training session as a protest over unpaid allowances and bonuses by the Nigeria Football Federation.

Although, there are reports that the ladies may boycott the match but the Super Falcons are expected to honour the game and claim the bronze medal.

Moreover Super Falcons have won this tournament nine times out of possible eleven with the ladies attaining 3rd and 4th place in both times they missed out on the trophy.