Acting coach of the Super Falcons Chris Danjuma has expressed his heartfelt apologies to the Nigerian football community and lovers of female football for the inability of the team to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The African Champions failed to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Monday night after falling to Cote D’Ivoire in the third round on away goals.
Speaking on the heartbreak and heartache that has caused Nigerians, he said “from the depth of our hearts we are sorry that Nigeria will not be in Tokyo.”
“Women’s football is still a work in progress but I think we are getting somewhere. With more competitions for the ladies like the recently concluded NWPL pro-league play-offs I think we will get somewhere,” he said in Lokoja after the play-offs.
For the third time running in 12 years and the second consecutive time under the tutelage of Chris Danjuma (2015 and 2019) the multiple African Champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria will not be at the women’s football event of the Olympic games.
This happened after Nigeria played out a goalless against the Ivorians in Abidjan only to then end the return leg 1-1 at the Agege Soccer Temple in Lagos as the Francophone team progressed to the fourth round on away goals.