Abuja - Nigerian senior women’s football coach Edwin Okon has lamented his team’s
lack of focus and says it is the reason they lost to the United States of
America in their last group D game of the ongoing FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in
Nigerian ladies were beaten 1-0 by the USA, courtesy of an Abby Wambach goal in
the 44th minute, to seal their place in the round of the 16 and also
Nigeria’s exit from the competition.
after the game, Okon also said it was a good experience for them, but lamented
his team’s missed opportunities.
was a great experience for us here in Canada. We weren’t focused enough in a
few situations today,” he said in the post-match press conference.
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wasn’t surprised to see USA make substitutions that were more defensive after
our sending off as they knew they were playing a good team.
always have a 50-50 chance in every game. Today USA made the most of one of
their chances and we didn’t, even though we had several,” he lamented.
loss means Nigeria have now conceded 14 goals against the Americans at the
World Cup, and have only managed a solitary strike in four games.