AWCON 2016: Why we failed to beat Ghana — Super Falcons Coach

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Head Coach of the Nigeria national women’s team, Florence Omagbemi, has said that her team were by no means complacent when they played Ghana’s Black Queens on Wednesday.

After beating Mali 6-0 in their opening game, the Falcons struggled to a 1-1 draw against their Ghanaian counterparts.

For Coach Omagbemi, Wednesday’s result only showed that they played a much better team and not that her girls underestimated their opponent or were over confident.

“The game was great and both teams played well. Ghana gave us a good match and it was an impressive game,” Omagbemi said at her post match conference.

She added: “We were not over confident after the 6-0 victory over Mali. Today (Wednesday), we played against a good team and it was a good match by both teams. A draw (1-1) is not a bad result. We played well and were not expecting to draw.”

Though accepting the fate of her team, the Falcons Coach suggested that things may have just been different if the officiating had been better.

“The foul on Asisat Oshoala was a clear penalty in my own assessment. I was disappointed in the referee not making the call,” The Nigeria coach lamented.

With the Ghana game now over, the Super Falcons Coach said attention is now on the final group game against Kenya.

“I’m looking forward to the game with Kenya and get a good result. We just want to play convincingly against Kenya and hopefully top the group,” Omagbemi said.


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