Super Falcons Coach, Randy Waldrum has given his reaction, following his team’s disappointing 1-0 loss to Zambia at the third place encounter of the Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations in Morocco.
An own goal by Chiamaka Nnadozie in the first half led to the defeat and Zambia picking a medal for the first time.
The Super Falcons could not recover as the Shepolopolo held on to their advantage to get the victory at the Stade Mohammed V, Casablanca.
Speaking during the post match interview session, the American Soccer Tactician couldn’t hide his disappointment over the outcome of the match, admitting that they have to evaluate the team’s performance and look back at the games played so far.
“We were disappointed we didn’t win today against Zambia and more pained about not getting to the final,” He noted.
“We are a bit satisfied that we qualified for the World Cup, even though we wanted more. When you don’t achieve the goals that you want, in major tournaments like this, then you need to access, find and improve on some areas you think you should have done differently.
When reminded that qualifying for world cup by the Super Falcons is almost a birth right having never missed any edition of the world cup since inception Randy Waldrum responded
“To just make an assumption that Nigeria will qualify for every World Cup is not a good assumption.”
“Especially considering the growth of Women’s Football in Africa, most teams are much better now, than they were ten years ago.” He Concluded.