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NFF laments Dream Team, Super Falcons failures

16 September 2015, 14:36

Brazzaville - The Nigeria Football Federation has expressed disappointment at the failures of the Dream Team VI and the Super Falcons to win their respective semi-final matches at the ongoing All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville.

The Dream Team VI, having started with so much promise by beating Ghana 2-0 in their first game, were expected to go all the way, and the 1-1 draw against Senegal in the final group game didn't seem to diminish such expectations.

But faced with the Young Stallions of Burkina Faso in the semi-final in what was expected to be a tough but winnable game for the Nigerians, the juice turned sour as they were beaten 3-1 by the Burkinabes on Tuesday.

Also read: Falcons thrash Congo 5-1 in AAG opener

For the Super Falcons, it was also a perfect start to the competition, as they thrashed hosts Congo 5-1 in their opening fixture, and won 3-0 against Tanzania in the second game. They however lost 1-2 to the Ivory Coast in the final group game, before losing by the same scoreline to Cameroon - a development which means the best both teams can get now is the Bronze medal.

Reacting to both teams' disappointment, is General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mohammed Sanusi, who admits he isn't happy with the outcome of the games.

"Just like every Nigerian, I am not happy with the results of the teams," Sanusi told a local radio station in Lagos.

"We had a lot confidence in the teams that they were good enough because we gave them good preparations and they went there and they were playing well but it hasn't turned out well.

"For the Falcons, they conceded very cheap goals during set pieces and allowed careless goals.

"They tried to come back but the goal refused to come," Sanusi lamented.

The Dream Team will now play Congo in the losers' final, while the Falcons play Ivory Coast.

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