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  • Updated: March 23, 2023

Salisu Tackles Olympic Eagles For Poor Showing In U-23 AFCON Qualifiers

Salisu Tackles Olympic Eagles For Poor Showing In U-23 AFCON

Head coach of Olympic Eagles Salisu Yusuf has taken a swipe at his players for a poor showing in Wednesday's U-23 AFCON qualifying match against Guinea.

The Eagles fired blanks as they were second best in everything throughout the match.

They were lucky to have not conceded a goal on home soil as Ousmane Camara's strike hit the upright from a corner kick in the second half. 

Salisu attributed the goalless draw and his team’s lacklustre display to pressure and lack of cohesion.

“My boys bowed to pressure, allowing the Guineans to dominate the game in the midfield but without breaching our defense,” he told reporters.

“We wanted to win the game, but self-inflicted pressure and lack of cohesion in our game cost us victory.”

The outcome of the match mounts more pressure on the Eagles who now have a mountain to climb when both sides resume hostilities in the second leg of their final fixture slated for Morocco next Tuesday.

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