2023 U-20 AFCON: Flying Eagles Lost Stupidly To Gambia — Coach Bosso

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Flying Eagles of Nigeria head coach Ladan Bosso admitted his team lost stupidly to Gambia in the semi-finals of the 2023 U-20Africa Cup of Nations.

Gambia secured a 1-0 narrow victory over their West African rival in Cairo to qualify for their first final.

Adama Bojang scored after eight minutes to send AbdoulieBojang’s charges’ through. Substitute Ahmed Abdullahi had the chance to equalise for the Flying Eagles from the penalty spot but saw his effort hit the post.

Speaking after the game, a furious Bosso said: “We lost stupidly, we were naive from the start. We failed to take our chances and we also missed the penalty in the 86th minute. I am very frustrated because we had the team to go all the way. Football is cruel. We didn’t measure up. I congratulate The Gambia for winning,” he added.

Gambia will face Senegal in the final on Saturday while the Flying Eagles and Tunisia will battle in the third-placed match.