12 November 2012

Nigeria: Ogunjobi - Falcons' Defeat Shameful, Embarrassing, Painful

Lagos — Former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Secretary General, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi has described the 1-0 defeat of the Super Falcons by their Cameroonian counterparts in the third place of the 2012 African Women Championship as shocking, painful and embarrassing.

Ogunjobi said the defeat has shown that something is wrong somewhere with the development of the female football in the country.

"This is an event we have been dominating for over 20 years but this defeat has shown that we are not developing female football at the grassroots," he said.

According to Ogunjobi, Nigeria failed because the NFF has been parading almost the same set of players since the commencement of the championship in Abeokuta over two decades ago.

On whether the defeat should be blamed on the handler, Coach Kadiri Ikhana, Ogunjobi explained that it was not his fault but the materials that were available for him to use.

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