Sunday 19 July 2015

Danjuma Blame Oshoala and Ebi For Draw

The Super Falcons of Nigeria were held to a 1-1 draw yesterday by visiting Equatorial Guinea in Abuja and this has now given the Falcons a high hill to climb in their quest to qualifier for the Rio 2016 Olympic.
The Super Falcons were missing two of their star players in person of Asisat Oshoala who is the current BBC Female World Best Player and Onome Ebi and the interim coach believed if these two players were present they would have won the game. The match was the first game the interim coach Musa Danjuma would handle and he had this to say “We are not people that give excuses but when you deal with women emotions is not a thing to be written off”. “Like I said, I am not making excuses here but sincerely speaking if Asisat Oshoala and Onome Ebi had been here we would have won the game. But since the Olympics qualifiers is not in FIFA’s calendar overseas countries are not forced to release their players unless such clubs are willing to do so”.

The Super Falcons who were still dealing with the death of their Media Officer Gracious Akujobi  took the lead in the 28th minute with the goal coming from Halimat Ayinde’s before Nigeria-born Gloria Chinasa Okoro got the equalizer for the visitors in the second half. Now having failed to take advantage of the fact that they were playing on home soil, Danjuma and his girls would now have to go to Malabo in a fortnight with plenty to play for and the coach has promised this “......we will work very hard before the return leg and I am very sure with God on our side we will beat Equatorial Guinea to pick the Olympics ticket”.

Miguel Angel Pozanco the coach of the Equatorial Guinea team has also vowed that his team would do whatever it takes to beat the current African Champion and deny them a ticket to the Olympics come 2016. “In Malabo our performance would be better than today’s own. But honestly speaking it won’t be easy playing Nigeria in the return leg because they are a powerful football nation in the continent.  “Playing the African best team was not easy at all. It was a difficult game. Playing a 1-1 score draw is a very good result for us since we would be playing the return leg at home in the front of our fans” the Argentine born coach said.

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