Imama: Olympic Eagles Will Bounce Back From Defeat To Cote d’l voire

Imama:  Olympic Eagles Will  Bounce Back From Defeat To Cote d’l voire

Olympic Eagles head coach Imama Amapakabo is upbeat his team will bounce back from Saturday’s defeat to Cote d’lvoire at the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Egypt and make a big impact in the competition, reports

Imama’s charges fell to a 1-0 defeat to the Ivorians in their first Group B game at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo on Saturday.

The Eagles finished the game with 10-men after Olisah Ndah was sent off for a second bookable offence in the 69th minute.

Silas Gnaka netted the winning goal for the Ivorians from the spot 20 minutes from time.

“It was a difficult match for both teams. I said before all the teams here want to win this tournament. First games are usually tough,”Imama told reporters after the game.

“We lost today, but we still have a lot to play for. Football is about small details and that’s what made difference today.”

Nigeria’s next match is against Zambia on Tuesday at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Zambia came with their national team.

  • @ Imam, even if you are not going to qualify Nigeria for the Olympic, please don’t disgrace us before South Africa. Make sure you beat South Africa in this group stage.

  • PeePee 8 months ago

    Can someone please advise this man to keep quiet and work.

  • taiwo 8 months ago

    This man has started talking rubbish again. All what you said before you lost against Togo X3. If you’re not capable of beating any team please don’t lose to South Africa I beg U.

  • When I saw those hot shot from Zambia boys. I com dey fear oo. Chi not one not 2 not 3 hot shot from outside box . Can minister sunday dare just order dem to return back home be4 Tuesday. To safe face. Because Buhari will fire him .if he doesn’t act fast.we go pay fine to caf no problem.

  • Imama you are not a coach