By Albert Akota
Super Falcons defender Faith Michael has been ruled out of the Nigerian team’s remaining campaign at the ongoing 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France due to a knee ligament injury.
Michael picked up the injury in Nigeria’s 3-0 defeat to Norway in the opening Group A encounter at the Stade Auguite Delaune, Reims on Saturday.
The 32-year-old was taken off the pitch after she collided with goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi in the 53rd minute.
The Pitea IF defender was later replaced by Chidinma Okeke, who is now in pole position to her place in the starting line-up against Korea Republic on Wednesday
The African champions will face Korea Republic in their next game on Wednesday at the Stade des Alpes, Grenoble. Kick-off is 2pm Nigerian time.
The Super Falcons sit in third position in Group A with no point and need a win against the Asians to keep alive their hopes of reaching the next round.