Super Falcons Suffer Defeat To Japan

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Super Falcons suffered a 2-0 defeat to Japan on Thursday night. Japanese head coach Futoshi Ikeda praised his players for their impressive performance against the Super Falcons of Nigeria.

Japan Mina Tanaka scored twice in the second half to help the Asian country extend their unbeaten run against the Super Falcons to three games.

Ikeda in reaction said: “Until now, we have often played with a four-man defender line, but we have prepared a new system to expand the range of our plays both as a team and as individuals. I am satisfied with the efforts of the players towards that. In the first half, we thought a lot about the impact of the new system, and we didn’t have enough actions behind the defense line and shots toward the goal. I think the fact that we were able to win well in the international match also contributed to the achievement.”