Nigeria’s female national team, Super Falcons’ Spain-based goalkeeper, Tochukwu Oluehi has refused to apportion blame on the squad’s array of rookie defenders for Thursday’s loss to Jamaica at the Summer Series Invitational in United States of America.
Megasportsarena.com reports that, although she admitted it was ‘a silly goal’ that spelt defeat for the Nigerian team, Oluehi pointed out that they all have to take responsibility for the setback and ensure they do better in their next game this Sunday against Portugal.
Oluehi went on to admit she was disappointed with the loss to Jamaica, especially after pulling off a series of remarkable saves during the game, but she stressed that she and her teammates remain confident that they will beat Portugal.
She further acknowledged that the absence of several key players, including team captain, Asisat Oshoala weakened the Falcons against The Reggae Queens, as both sides locked horns in a first-ever female football encounter in Texas, USA, but consoled herself that Sunday will bring a better result for the Nigerian ladies.
Oluehi submitted: “I wanted to blame myself, I tried to be at my best but just a silly goal will come and mess everything up. I was not happy for the goal, but I did my best.
“The defence did well because they are new in the team, but with time we will get there. We hope to correct our mistakes from the game against Jamaica, pick ourselves up and win against Portugal.”