When the Super Falcons stepped onto the field to face Canada in the early hours of Thursday morning, few Nigerians had watched Deborah Ajibola Abiodun in action.
Yet, within minutes of her competition debut, this young teenager had won the hearts of millions nationwide with her outstanding display.
What many did not know was the remarkable journey that brought Abiodun to the World Cup.
Just a year ago, she was focused on representing Nigeria at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Costa Rica.
Her critical role during the qualifying campaign ensured her well-deserved inclusion in the…