Head Coach of the Super Falcons has commented that his team have learnt from the third-place loss to Zambia and will be more clinical in front of goal in subsequent competitions.
The Super Falcons lost 1-nil to underdogs, Zambia in the third place match of Women African Cup of Nations 2022.
Nigeria had a lot of opportunities to score and bury the game before and after conceding but the front could not convert their chances with Gift Monday, Uchenna Kanu, and Francisca Ordega squandering their chances.
Respected Sport Journalist, Adeleke Ayoola quoted Randy Waldrum on his Twitter page.
“We were in a position to be in the final, but things changed due to the red cards and today we are having another conversation entirely,” Randy said as regards Super Falcons shocking podium miss.
“We have to learn a lot from this situation and be more clinical in front of the goal.”
The nine-times champions had earlier lost to host nation, Morocco 5-4 on penalties in the semi-final.
The podium miss means the Super Falcons will not be winning any medal in a WAFCON tournament for only the second time in their history.
However, Nigeria has won 9 of the 12 WAFCON tournament, finishing 3rd once and 4th twice.
They remain the joint most successful continental titles winners in Women’s Football along with China (AFC) and the USA (CONCACAF).
Despite losing the third-place match, Nigeria have qualified for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.