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Okobi rues Super Falcons loss

05 August 2015, 19:17

Lagos - Super Falcons midfielder Ngozi Okobi has bemoaned what she described as a 'terrible atmosphere', following their exit from the qualifying series for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the hands of Equatorial Guinea.

The midfielder who recently secured a move to The Washington Spirit in the US Women’s Soccer League, says they were undone by terrible refereeing in Bata, hence their exit from the series.

Also read: Super Falcons go on a one week recess

"It was a terrible atmosphere," she began, "They tried to intimidate us with everything.

"From the day we arrived to the match day, and the referees didn't help matters. They kept blowing the whistle when we had the ball.

"It is quite unfortunate what happened to us there and I feel very bad it had to happen that way," she said.

Speaking further, Okobi admitted it would have been different if they had won the first leg in Abuja.

"Yes it would have been different if we had won the first leg at home. We would have gone there with more confidence and that would have helped us.

"But this is football and you can't win all the time but I feel sad we won't be at the Olympic Games next year," she added.

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