Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung remarks over the brutal 4-0 defeat of Nigeria at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) final, in Casablanca.
The Super Eagles lost 4-0 to the Atlas Lions of Morocco, making Morocco the first country to host and win the competition.
Dalung commenting on the defeat after the match said:
Looking at the history of Nigeria’s participation in #CHAN, this is the fifth edition and this is the first time Nigeria played at the final.
Our team did very well, despite all odds. We believe that even if we had lost, it shouldn’t have been the way we ended. We are also satisfied with the performance of our boys.
I spoke with them before leaving Casablanca and expressed the satisfaction of the President and commander in chief of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari to the team.
There are also some technical amendments that need to be addressed, this will also be discussed with the coach of the team but on the average coming second in Morocco, playing under the rains for 90mins with very terrible weather conditions of about 7 degrees centigrade, this put together are factors one could say mitigated against our effective performance”
Atiku Abubakar also reacted to Super Eagles defeat, he posted on twitter;Sad loss for all of us. You fought bravely. Thanks for bringing Nigeria all the way to the finals @NGSuperEagles.