Connect with us


‘Crashing out of Olympic race leaves a bad taste in our mouths’



Super Falcons

Super Falcons player, Chidinma Okeke has apologised to fans and well wishers of the team following their failure to progress in the race to the 2020 Olympic Games.

The Falcons crashed out in the third round of the qualifiers after a 1-1 home draw with Cote d’ivoire on Monday ended their hopes of going to Tokyo.

Having picked up a goalless draw in the first leg of the tie in Abidjan, Super Falcons were defeated by the away goal rule as the Ivorian ladies made it to the fourth round of the qualifying series.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Chidinma admitted that the situation leaves a bad taste in the mouths of the girls but that they can learn from their mistakes.

“Crashing out of the Olympic race leaves a bad taste in our mouths,” she tweeted.

Read Also: Super Falcons miss out on Tokyo 2020 Olympics

“It really hurt most because it’s the dream of every sports men and women to play at the Olympic Games.

“Results are remembered but we can always learn from our mistakes and grow. Apologies to the fans. ??⚫⚪”

Okeke plies her trade in Madrid, Spain.

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now