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‘Proud Mother’ Abidemi Payne Delighted As Nicole Joins PSG.

Abidemi Payne, the mother of Nigerian born Football sisters, Toni and Nicole Payne is delighted as her daughter, Nicole signed a three year deal with French Club Paris St Germain on Thursday.

Nicole, 22, is the younger sister of Toni Payne, who is a member of the Super Falcons squad competing at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Reacting to her daughter’s recent progress, the proud mother said she isn’t surprised about it, because Nicole is indeed a hardworker and a player who always gives her all on the pitch.

“I am proud of both of my daughters, they deserve the best, because I know how dedicated they are to their chosen careers,” She said.

“Nicole joining PSG, is a good one for her career, it gives her a different atmosphere and an experience she needs to go through to become a better player.

“I wish her the very best in her new football adventure and confident, she is going to be successful in France.

Nicole was a member of the Super Falcons squad that finished fourth at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations (WAFCON) Moroco, last year.

After graduation, Nicole joined University of Southern California, participating in all the matches, while accumulating a total of three goals in 16 games.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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