Friday Jan 06, 2017. 11:55
Super Falcons star-in-waiting Toni Payne has been tipped to be National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)Draft pick No.8 to go on to Chicago Red Stars.
The draft is scheduled for January 15 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Lastwordonsoccer.com reported: “Eighth Pick, Chicago Red Stars, Toni Payne
, Duke - Toni Payne is a dynamic player who can take on multiple defenders. She’s fast, has great ball control, and has some shot power. Toni can occupy defenders while she and Christen Press can score more goals for Chicago.”
Payne, whose parents are Nigerians, has been outstanding for Duke University, firing them to the final of the NCAA in 2015.
The 21-year-old final year political science major has featured for the US at the 2012 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan.
She is also on the US U23 programme.