Nigeria vs Burundi: Kick-off, TV channel, Squad News and Preview

Victory for the Super Falcons over the Swallows will see them qualify for the last eight

Nigeria face Burundi in a crunch 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign, a fixture they must avoid defeat to earn a quarter-final berth.

After a stuttering start against South Africa, the Super Falcons bounced back against Botswana – defeating them 2-0 in Rabat with Ifeoma Onumonu and Christy Ucheibe getting the goals.

They are now a point away from guaranteeing a place in the last eight where Cameroon await if they finish as runners-up in Group C.

Coach Gustave Niyonkuru’s Swallows have lost their first two games – regardless, they could still make it to the knockout phase if they silence the reigning African champions by a wide margin.

 

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TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

This match will be live-streamed.

You can also watch the game in Africa on TV through SuperSport and various local broadcasters.

Squads & Team News

Potential Nigeria XI: Nnadozie, Alozie, Ebi, Ohale, Plumptre, Ayinde, Chikwelu, Ajibade, Onumonu, Kanu, Payne

Potential Burundi XI: Irakoze, Ineza, C. Irankunda, D. Irankunda, Bukuru, Guinand, Niyomwungere, Uwineza, Djafari, Uwimana, Niyonkuru

Randy Waldrum, head coach of Nigeria.

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Match Preview

Falonne Nahimana stated that the match against Nigeria will be an opportunity for Burundi to correct their previous mistakes.

Making their debut in the biennial African showpiece, the Swallows bowed to South Africa and Botswana, nonetheless, they would be hoping to return to winning ways against the West Africans to fancy their chances of qualification.

“We are going to play against a very experienced team at Wafcon,” the Huddersfield TAFC star told the Caf website.

“We want to correct our past mistakes made in the previous two games we have played so far, and we hope to do well.

“I am very grateful to the Federation for giving me the opportunity to play for the Burundian team and [the match against Nigeria] is my dream match and playing against a great team like Nigeria is a great opportunity.

“For us, as players, we have to go and fight as a team and do it with respect for our country.”

Meanwhile, coach Randy Waldrum is aiming to sustain the tempo having defeated Botswana in the second group game.

“We want to build on the confidence we gained by winning our second game,” he said.

“When you enter the third group game, as coaches you have to make choices. Some of our players have already played 90 minutes twice and it’s a long tournament.

“If you are lucky enough to have six games, you need to be aware of what you need to do. So we have to try to find that balance.”

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