The Super Falcons captain, Onome Ebi, has acknowledged the importance of the team’s next clash against Australia.
Randy Waldrum’s charges will take on co-hosts Australia in a Group B encounter at the Brisbane Stadium on Thursday morning.
The West Africans drew their first game against Canada and will need a better result against the Matildas to boost their chances of securing a place in the Round of 16.
“It is very important to us to collect the three points on Thursday. That will put us in a great position before we play the Irish,” Ebi told thenff.com.
The Super Falcons will welcome back Rasheedat Ajibade and Halimat Ayinde for the game.
The duo missed the game against Canada due to a suspension.