WAFCON 2022: We’re delighted to Represent Nigeria – US-Born Payne Sisters

Payne sisters, Toni and Nicole are thrilled to make history in Nigeria’s 4-0 victory against the Swallows of Burundi on Sunday night.

The duo started the Group C encounter at the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Rabat

That makes Toni and Nicole the first siblings to start for the Super Falcons in tournament history.

The pair, who were born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America represented the country at youth level but later switched international allegiance.


Toni, who plays for Spanish club, Sevilla has played every minutes of Super Falcons’ three games in Morocco.

She played in central midfield in the first game against South Africa, left-back in the win versus Botswana and was deployed as a right-back on Sunday.

Nicole started her first game at WAFCON 2022 against the Burundians featuring at left-back.

“I am really excited. To represent Nigeria with my sister is a dream come true. We feel really proud and blessed to be in this position,” Nicole, the younger of the siblings, told ESPN.

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