Falcons Coach Blames Referee For E/Guinea Defeat

Falcons Coach Blames Referee For E/Guinea Defeat

Super Falcons interim coach, Christopher Danjuma, has cited poor officiating as the reason for the team's elimination in the qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The African champions lost 2-1 in extra-time to Equatorial Guinea on Sunday and crashed 3-2 on aggregate.

Reacting to the Falcons ouster, Danjuma told  88.9, Brila that everything was going to plan before the referee started making questionable calls.

"We had our game plan which the players were executing perfectly on the field of play which eventually saw us take the lead," Danjuma, who replaced Edwin Okon after the Women's World Cup, said.

"But in the second half, the referee became funny as she started making questionable calls which eventually led to the goals scored by the Equatorial Guineans."

Meanwhile, the team will embark on a one-week break before commencing preparation for the All Africa Games.