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Finidi Speaks As Super Eagles Draw Against Bafana Bafana

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Finidi George has made comments concerning Nigeria’s World Cup qualifier match against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, which ended in a 1-1 draw at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Friday.

Finidi who noted some pitfalls after the match also admitted that the team performed better in the second half.

“We entered the game a little bit sloppy, we didn’t create much but I think in the second half, immediately we scored that goal, we took over. They had a couple of moments when they threatened a bit but we had all the shots, all the chances to have won it. Overall, I think it was not a bad second half,” he said.

“In the first half, I felt we should have done a little bit better or entered the game a little bit quicker. It didn’t happen so we conceded that goal. The players reacted so well in the second half. It’s not the best result we wanted, but a draw is better than losing and we will get our heads up and see how we can win the next match.”

Currently, Nigeria is in the fifth position in Group C, which in total has six teams. The draw marks Nigeria’s third consecutive stalemate in the qualifiers.

On the way forward, Finidi said, “I’ve said it before, you get three results in football; you lose, draw or you win. Today is a day where we needed that win and we got to draw, not happy with the draw but the performance in the second half was really outstanding.”

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