Champions Shield defeat won’t deter Amazons – Danjuma

Posted on Mar 6 2018 - 9:41am by admin

’Tana Aiyejina

Nasarawa Amazons coach Christopher Danjuma says his side’s defeat to Rivers Angels  in the maiden Nigeria Women’s  Football League Champions Shield won’t demoralise the Nigerian champions.

The Amazons lost 4-3 on penalties after coming from behind to hold Aiteo  Cup winners Rivers Angels 1-1 in regulation time.

But Christy Ucheibe turned villain after she saw her penalty kick – Amazons second miss – saved by experienced Super Falcons keeper Tochukwu Oluehi to hand Angels a historic first Champions Shield.

Danjuma insists that the NWFL title holders, who commence their defence against Lagos-based FC Robo at the Lafia City Stadium on April 7, have put the defeat behind them  and are ready to stage a strong defence of their title.

“No coach wants to lose, we felt bad losing today (Sunday) on penalties but life goes on,” the Super Falconets coach said.

“We have already started preparations for the incoming season and expect to perform better than we did last season. So, this defeat won’t discourage us from giving our best when the season begins.”

Meanwhile, Angels coach Edwin Okon praised the Amazons for putting up a good fight but said his side’s target is to win the double next season.

“They are the champions; they have a very good side. They have young players who gave us a good fight. With this victory, we want to ensure that we win the double next season,” Okon stated.

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