WAFU U20: Bosso blames absence of key players, profligacy for Flying Eagles loss to Ghana

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The head coach ofFlying Eagles, Ladan Bosso has acknowledged that his players’ wastefulness in front of goal was largely responsible for their unimpressive performance in both games they have played at the ongoing WAFU-B U20 Tournament in Benin Republic.

Bosso, while fielding questions from newsmen after the game noted that the team had received the best of support from the ministry of sport through NFF and despite their level of preparation, his boys failure to convert their chances had cost them the defeat to the Black Satellites of Ghana just as it did against the Junior Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire who they conceded a late equaliser.

“We had good chances that could have been used to finish the game in the first half but we couldn’t do that. They had only one chance and got it – we had three of those free kicks and we couldn’t let it in”, he lamented to newsmen in quotes picked up by www.dasportstainment247.com.

Noting that his lads performance bettered that of the last game, he insisted that; “it was unfortunate this time around we were very wasteful.

He pointed out that another factor that affected the outcome of the game was the unavailability of some players with two of his players testing positive to Covid-19 and injuries too.

“Two of our players were partially affected with Covid-19 and now in isolation, with another one not fit for the match, we only have to use the ones we have on ground,” he added.

“We had good chances that could have been used to finish the game in the first half but we couldn’t do that. They had only one chance and got it – we had three of those free kicks and we couldn’t let it in” he lamented.

The former FC IfeanyiUbah gaffer who played down interference in players selection for the team said all the players had come through a meritorious process. He hopes Nigerian will be fair to them in assessment as he tagged them a ‘future team’

Flying Eagles had played a 1-1 draw against Cote d’ivore in their first game and might now have to wait for the outcome of Ghana and Ivory Coast tie before their fate is decided.

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