CHAN: Eagles were superior, Niger coach confesses

Nifemi Daniel

Niger coach, Francois Zahoui, has rated the Super Eagles as the best in the on-going 2016 Africa Nations Championship while admitting that the Sunday Oliseh tutored side were superior during their 4-1 loss to Nigeria on Monday.

Super-sub Chison Chikatara scored a hattrick with Osas Okoro scoring the other goal for Nigeria while Zakari Adebayor’s strike was too little to influence matters for the Nigeriens

“We kind of lost concentration immediately the second half began and that is what finished us.

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Nigeria is a very good side, you could all see how they came back in the second half strongly and with determination,” Zahoui revealed at the post match conference.

He however maintained that their next game against Guinea will be a tough match.

“We want to try and make amends in our next game but let’s remember Guinea are a very aggressive team, but we will learn from our mistakes against Nigeria and try to give our best performance as it is a tournament not a league.”

“We are in a very tough group but what we can do is to generously accept the defeat and start work on our next game because we tried our best against Nigeria but they proved to be too good,” he added.

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