Posted by News Express | 17 September 2015 | 3,261 times
Super Falcons interim coach Christopher Danjuma has attributed his team’s loss to Cameroun in the semi finals of the 11th All African Games to improper feeding.
According to the coach, Cameroun could not have beaten Nigeria if the girls had been properly fed at the on going All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville.”
In a post match chat after the Lioness defeated their Nigeria counterpart in the second semi finals of the women soccer event, coach Danjuma said the girls fed mostly on bread and fish and occasional rice, pointing out that this affected them a lot.
According to him, Ghana and Cameroon who will clash in the final made private arrangements for their local delicacies for their teams. He said his girls lacked the strength to match the robust play of the Camerounians.
“I won’t blame it only on the kind of food the host and organisers serve us, but it is a big factor for the reasons why we lost.
The early goal unsettled my players and they lost concentration and allowed the Camerounians to dictate the pace of the game.
“Our game plan was to remain calm and wear them out with our passing game but when they scored two early goals my girls lost their composure and never got back. It is football and you get punished when you lose concentration in a game. We lost but we shall learn from this and get it right next time,” he said.
On the third place game against Cote d’ Ivoire, Danjuma said they will give their best to ensure that they win the bronze medal as consolation stressing that the Falcons are still the best in Africa despite the recent losses.
•Sorced from The Nation. Photo shows Coach Christopher Danjuma.
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