By Our Correspondent
The Super Falcons want to avenge a 3-2 loss they suffered at the hands of England at the 1995 World Cup.
It was the only loss the Nigerian women recorded against The Three Lionesses as the Africans have since gone on to beat them twice in friendly matches in England.
The Super Falcons pipped England 1-0 in a friendly in Norwich (England) on July 23, 2002 and then spanked the Three Lionesses 3-0 in another friendly in Reading (also in England) on April 22, 2004.
“The World Cup is the biggest stage and we just have to do it here (avenge the loss),” Super Falcons assistant coach Ann Chiejine, who was in goal that evening in Karlstad, Sweden, declared.
Attacking midfielder Toni Payne, added: “Anything can happen. We just have to go onto the pitch and do our best.
“We want to win and reach the next stage.”
The stage is set at the Lang Park in Brisbane on Monday (8.30am Nigeria) for one of the most anticipated Round of 16 games at this global spectacle in Down Under.