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Aigbogun laments Flying Eagles’ Poor outing at U-20 AFCON

Flying Eagles head coach Paul Aigbogun is disappointed to see his charges end their campaign at the 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niamey on a negative note following a 5-3 penalty shoot-out defeat to South Africa in Saturday’s third-place match.

The West Africans dominated proceedings inside the Seyni Kountche Stadium in Niamey but were unable to break down the Amajita, who were resolute in defence.

Penalty shoot-out was required to determine the winner after both teams failed to find the back of the net in regulation time.

It was however the South Africans that carried the day converting their five kicks with the impressive Ibrahim Alhassan missing for Nigeria.

“Unfortunately, we couldn’t score during the 90 minutes and it goes to penalties like the semi-final and it’s anybody’s game, and unfortunately, we lost,” Aigboguntold reporters after the game.

“I don’t think you can train penalties well. Our first penalty taker lost and he has been taking all our penalties.”

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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