Obuh Rues Flying Eagles Missed Chances

John-Obuh-580x265Flying Eagles head coach, John Obuh has rued his team’s missed chances in their game against Gabon at the 2013 African Youth Championship (AYC) in Algeria on Wednesday despite winning 1-0.

Nigeria’s under-20 football team suffered a shock 0-1 loss to Mali in their opening game on Sunday prompting Obuh to call for a swift reaction from his charges against Gabon in their second preliminary game.

“We thank God for this victory, but we were again missing chances. Our problem of scoring goals gave Gabon the strength to fight back,” Obuh said after the game.

The former Sharks FC coach then revealed that he was surprised at the quality of Gabonese side conceding that “they were better than we expected”.

“Also, we came up against a very different and better Gabon than the team we saw draw 0-0 with DR Congo on Sunday. They were better than we expected,” he said.

Abduljeleel Ajagun’s penalty kick in 20 minutes of play inspired the Flying Eagles to their first win of the tournament and the Flying Eagles will progress to the semi finals if they triumph over DR Congo in Oran in their final group game.



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