Super Falcons midfielder Toni Payne has said the team will not underrate Cape Verde in Thursday’s 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying contest.
Nigeria will host Cape Verde in the first leg of the final qualifying round tie at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, on Thursday. A big win will make the reverse fixture slated for Praia next week Tuesday a mere formality.
Cape Verde are not a big name in women’s football on the continent. Payne, however, stated that the Falcons can’t afford to take their fellow West Africans for granted.
“I haven’t heard much about them, they are a little bit unknown in terms of how they play. We will see some videos to know more about them,” Payne told SKY BLAST TV.
”We just build on what we normally do and focus on ourselves. Our way of playing is keeping the ball. We can’t afford to take them for granted.
“We believe if we have the ball it will be difficult for the opponent to score. We will try and stick to our plan and get a win.”