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CHAN: We Were Unlucky Against Rwanda – Eagles Coach



…Ajiboye begs Nigerians for prayers, supports 

CHAN Eagles coach, Salisu Yusuf insists they created enough opportunities to win against Rwanda in their CHAN 2018 opener but were just unlucky against defensive opponents.

The second group ‘C’ encounter ended goalless at Stade Batouta, Tangier, Morocco with Rwanda putting up a strong defense to frustrate the home-based Super Eagles side.

“We had opportunities, but we were unlucky,” Salisu said.

He added: “Rwanda deployed a defensive strategy and it worked for them.”

Nigeria squandered countless glaring scoring chances against the coach Antoine Hey outfit including hitting the woodwork three times.

Nonetheless, Salisu has no regrets and is already plotting for the next outing against Libya, who thumped debutants Equatorial Guinea 3-0 at the same venue in the group’s opener.

“The players had a good game we regret nothing. We were unlucky and that’s it. I remain positive because luck was not on our side.

“The next match will be against Libya, who beat Equatorial Guinea. It will be an open match.”

Meanwhile, Eagles goalkeeper, Dele Ajiboye is begging for prayers and support of Nigerians following Eagles’ stalemate against Rwanda in the Group opening match.

He also described the game as a very unlucky one for the home-based Eagles.

“The game was not a bad game, the guys played their best, we were only unlucky,” Ajiboye told brila.

“We created a lot of chances, we even had efforts that hit the crossbar on like four occasions”, Luck was not just on our side”, Ajiboye stated categorically.

While commenting on the state of the Camp presently, the Plateau United goalkeeper didn’t sound too excited but he affirmed that the next game on Friday will be okay.

“By God’s grace everything will work in our favour against Libya on Friday”, we will start working to correct all our mistakes this afternoon, and hopefully we get lucky on Friday.



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