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It’s disappointing we couldn’t retain WAFCON trophy: Glory Ogbonna

Super Falcons’ defender Glory Ogbonna said their plan was to retain the trophy and also qualify for the Women World Cup.

• July 23, 2022
Super Falcons defender Glory Ogbonna
Super Falcons defender Glory Ogbonna [Photo Credit: Brila FM]

Super Falcons’ Glory Ogbonna says the team is disappointed over its inability to retain the Women Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) trophy it won in 2018.

The defender made this known in an interview from the team’s base in Morocco.

She said that their mission at WAFCON was to retain the trophy and also qualify for the Women World Cup at the championship concluded in Morocco on Saturday.

Ogbonna said that while they were happy that they were able to qualify for the World Cup, they were, however, sad that they failed to retain the trophy.

She also said that they did their best to achieve the two objectives but it was unfortunate that their best was not good enough.

Ogbonna noted that they were even more pained with the third place match they lost 0-1 to Zambia on Friday.

“It was our plan to secure the World Cup ticket and also win the trophy for a record 10th time.

“Like they always say, it is  a game of football and anything can happen. We tried our best but we are very disappointed with the overall outcome of our participation in WAFCON in Morocco.

“We thought we could win the third place match to compensate for not winning the converted trophy but it didn’t turn out like that,” she said.

It would be recalled that the Super Falcons lost their semi final game 4-5 on penalty kick to the host Morocco 4-5 after a 1-1 draw in regulation time.

The loss to Zambia made it the third game they lost after losing 1-2 in their opening match against South Africa.


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