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19 Super Falcons trained ahead of Olympic qualifiers clash against Cameroon: Where are Payne and Kanu?

Toni Payne and Uchenna Kanu played crucial roles for the Super Falcons of Nigeria during their clash against Ethiopia and Cape Verde

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have arrived in Douala for the first leg of their Olympic qualification tie against the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon, as reported by Soccernet.ng.

Randy Waldrum and his team were spotted training at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja yesterday in preparation for their upcoming match against the Central African side.

Soccernet.ng can confirm exclusively that 19 players were present in camp ahead of the clash, with Toni Payne and Uchenna Kanu notably absent from the training session.

This suggests that the Racing Louisville and Sevilla Women’s Club players may not be ready to face the Indomitable Lionesses in the first leg of the qualifiers, although they could be available for the return leg scheduled for February 26th.

While Payne was expected to join the team on Wednesday morning and Kanu on Tuesday night, neither player was seen at training yesterday.

A source present at the session revealed their absence, noting that former Barcelona forward Asisat Oshoala and Paris FC goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie were in attendance.

“As of yesterday’s evening training, [Uchenna] Kanu and [Toni] Payne are not yet present.” he told Soccernet.ng.

The Nigerian women’s team departed for Douala, Cameroon, yesterday, with video footage capturing their arrival in the country ahead of the match.

The team is set to hold their official training session for the Olympic qualifiers at the Stade de la Reunification in Douala on Thursday evening.

NB: Do you think the Super Falcons can perform without Toni Payne and Uchenna Kanu in the squad? Leave your comments below.