Super Falcons defender Faith Michael will pay no further part at the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup in France having suffered a ligament injury in the 3-0 defeat to Norway on Saturday.
The Pitea IF defender was taken off the pitch after she collided with goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi in an effort to clear the ball in the 53rd minute and has now been confirmed to be out of the tournament.
“She is out of the tournament, there is nothing to hide at this moment. It’s really sad but we are hoping she gets a speedy quick recovery. She is also visiting the hospital for a routine checkup.” , head coach Thomas Dennerby said in a pre match press conference.
Chidinma Okeke, who replaced Faith Michael against Norway is in pole position to start against South Korea in Grenoble on Wednesday.
Nigeria are third in Group A with no point and need a win against the Asians to keep alive their hopes of reaching the next round.