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
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
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
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
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.For
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