Flying Eagles coach slams early ouster from All African Games

Flying Eagles coach, Ladan Bosso, has expressed disappointment at his team’s exit from the men’s football event after losing 3-2 to Senegal at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday evening in their final group game at the ongoing African Games in Ghana.

He also blamed poor preparation for his team’s poor display at the competition.

The Flying Eagles finished third in Group B of the men’s football event behind Uganda and Senegal, with South Sudan coming fourth in the standings, The PUNCH reports.

Bosso’s team took an early lead against Senegal in the second minute through Charles Agada but Idrissa Traore, however, equalised for Senegal in the 21st minute with a low shot.

Chibuzor Izuogu restored parity for Nigeria when he equalised to make it 2-2 through a brilliant free kick but Pape Diouf secured victory for Senegal when he scored from the spot to send Senegal to the semi-finals.

“I’m disappointed because this game was the best we have played so far in this tournament,” Bosso told NAN.

“I didn’t have enough time to scout for players and what I did was to watch a few games in Uyo and other places. That’s where I saw the two Enyimba players, Daga and Chibueze.”

At the last 2019 edition in Rabat, Morocco, the Flying Eagles won silver in men’s football event after losing 2-0 loss to Burkina Faso in the final.


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