Africa Video games: Extra scrutiny for Nigeria coach Ladan Bosso after Flying Eagles crash out in Accra -Foot NG

Africa Video games: Extra scrutiny for Nigeria coach Ladan Bosso after Flying Eagles crash out in Accra -Foot NG

Nigeria’s Below 20 nationwide
aspect, the Flying Eagles, have been knocked out of the boys’s
soccer occasion of the Africa Video games at present held in Ghana
following a 3-2 defeat by West African rivals Senegal.

The Ladan Bosso-led staff took an early lead within the second minute
by means of Charles Agada within the match performed on the Accra Sports activities
Stadium on Friday and would have wished to financial institution on that kind of
momentum to not less than bag the much-needed draw that will have been
sufficient to see them advance to the subsequent spherical. 

Idrissa Traore, nevertheless, equalized for the Younger Terango Lions
within the twenty first minute when his low shot beat the goalkeeper.

The Senegalese went on to take the lead in opposition to the Flying
Eagles earlier than Chibuzor Izuogu put Nigeria again into the sport when
he equalized through an excellent free kick within the second half to make
it 2-2.

Pape Diouf then transformed from the penalty for the profitable aim
and despatched the present African champions at this degree to the
semi-finals, the place medals are up for grabs.

The Flying Eagles ended their marketing campaign with just one victory,
in opposition to South Sudan. They misplaced their opening group match 2-1 to
Uganda and their final group sport 3-2 to Senegal.

Nigeria completed third within the group behind Uganda and Senegal,
with South Sudan coming in fourth.

Nigeria coach Bosso upset after
Flying Eagles loss at Africa Video games

The Flying Eagles coach, Ladan Bosso, talking after
the sport, mentioned that he was upset with the end result of the
sport and of their run within the competitors however was additionally fast to
blame poor preparations for the unconvincing efficiency.

“I’m upset as a result of this sport was one of the best we have now performed
to this point on this match,” Bosso mentioned.

”I didn’t have sufficient time to scout for gamers, and what I did
was watch just a few video games in Uyo and different locations. That’s the place I noticed
the 2 Enyimba gamers, Daga and Chibueze.”

Bosso had come beneath scrutiny in current occasions, particularly after
seeing his staff play second-best to different groups within the group
levels.

He admitted that his staff was beneath stress earlier than the second
group sport however mentioned that he was used to it.

“I’ve the guts to soak up stress, however you realize we’re dealing
with youth gamers, so in case you present concern, it may possibly have an effect on them,”
replied Bosso when requested about his response to Nigerian criticism
after the loss to Uganda.

Contemplating the current outcomes and performances – since Bosso
had been answerable for the Flying Eagles, he had solely managed a
bronze medal, a quarterfinal exit within the Below 20 World Cup, and
elimination from the Africa Video games – these outcomes have been dubbed
unsatisfactory. 

Some stakeholders are hoping that the Nigeria Soccer
Federation ought to relieve the present president of the Coaches
Affiliation in Nigeria of his duties with the Flying Eagles and
make it open for coaches who’re able to impact correct
developmental abilities and harnessing skills answerable for the
staff. 

The identical had been executed to the Golden Eaglets and the Tremendous
Eagles coaches after not-so-convincing performances and
outcomes.

Africa Games Flying Eagles
Africa Video games

Nigeria nonetheless ready for an additional
Africa Video games gold medal 

For the reason that first Africa Video games have been hosted in Brazzaville, Congo
in 1965, Nigeria’s male staff had solely gained the soccer gold medal
as soon as, and that was again in 1973 when it was hosted in Lagos,
Nigeria.

Since then, Nigeria have gone on to win
silver medals thrice by ending as runners-up, with the final one
coming in Rabat, Morocco in 2019 and the earlier ones coming in
1978, hosted by Algiers, and in Abuja again in 2003.

The staff additionally managed three bronze medals in 1991, 1995, and
2015 on the Africa Video games hosted by Cairo, Egypt, Harare, Zimbabwe,
and Congo-Brazzaville, respectively.

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