17 January 2018

Nigeria: Bosso Blames CHAN Eagles' Undoing On Inability to Convert Chances

A former Flying Eagles coach and Technical Adviser of FC IfeanyiUbah, Ladan Bosso has said CHAN Eagles' major undoing against Rwanda was their inability to convert the chances they created.

The Home-based Super Eagles opened their campaign in the 2018 CHAN in Morocco with a 0-0 draw with Rwanda even as they were highly favoured to win the maximum points.

Although they dominated both halves, the coach Salisu Yusuf tutored lads could not convert any of the numerous chances that they worked hard to create.

Thrice they hit the wood work and also squandered other chances that fell to them towards the end of the match.

Most Nigerians are worried about the outcome of the match but Bosso told Daily Trust in a telephone interview that there is nothing to worry about.

He said the most important thing is that the players were able to create chances so what they need to do is to work on their scoring abilities.

"I watched the match so I can say the boys did not do too badly. The good thing is that they were able to create chances.

"What is left now is for them to take another look at the video clips of the match to understand why they failed to convert the chances," he said.

Bosso therefore expressed confidence that with the right support on and off the field of play, the CHAN Eagles will rise to the occasion in Morocco.

He said it is too early for anyone to write of the CHAN Eagles who put up encouraging display against Rwanda.

"They have to be given all the necessary support. The team is committed and should be supported to overcome their slow start," he advised.


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