The 23-year-old Sevilla striker- Toni Payne has made her intentions to dump the United States of America and play for the Super Falcons of Nigeria known she recently joined Spanish side Sevilla from Dutch women league giants AFC Ajax.
Payne has been impressive since she joined and has contributed five goals and two assists in 18 Superliga appearances. In an interview, Payne stated that she will cherish the opportunity to wear the green and white of Nigeria.
She also revealed that both her parents were born and brought up in Nigeria before migrating to the United States but embraces her roots. Payne said, “Both of my parents [Oyekele and Mojemilat Payne] were born in Nigeria, and I still have most of my family living there”. “I haven’t had the opportunity to visit myself, but I think it would be awesome if my first time going there would be to connect with family I’ve never met, and also do what I love most in the world, which is play soccer.”