Nigeria U20 women team head coach Peter Dedevbo has opted for a starting line up od domestic players with US-based Courtney Dike on the bench against Mexico in Wednesday night’s opening 2014 Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup at Moncton Stadium, Canada.
The match will see Adeboyeju Yetunde and Sarah Nnodim starting in the place of Mariam Ibrahim and Victoria Aidelomon in the defence in tonight’s match.
up front, Dedevbo has opted for Loveth Ayila, Chinwendu Ihezuo, while gangling forward Uchechi Sunday and Courtney Dike starts from the bench.
In the midfielder Rivers Angels’ Asisat Oshoala will star in the four-woman central role.
Halima Ayinde of Delta Queens, Yetunde Adegboyejo and Osarenoma Igbinovia completes the other list of four in the midfield.
Goalkeeper Sandra Chiichii retain her place as Dedevbo begins his team for the World Cup’s campaign.
Both countries have met twice as Nigeria won one and drew the other against Mexico.
Nigeria U20Women XI vs Mexico: Chiichii; Okoye, Njoku, Nnodim, Abasi; Oshoala, Igbinovia, Adegboyejo, Ayinde; Ihezuo, Ayila