My players were nervous – Florence Omagbemi

Coach of the Super Falcons of Nigeria, Florence Omagbemi said in her post match conference after the team’s victory against the Bayana Bayana of South Africa that her players were nervous in Tuesday’s 1-0 semi-final win against South Africa at the 2016 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Omagbemi said, ” First of all, I want to give credit to the players again. Our approach in the first half was different from the second.”

”We had a game plan but some of the players were carried away by the emotions of the occasion.”

”There was some nervousness noticed even among some of the key players of my team.”

“I was surprised to see them get overwhelmed by the occasion.”

The Falcons improved after the break and Omagbemi revealed that her team talk worked wonders for the players.

 She said, ” In the second half, we asked them to try to relax.”

”They all wanted to play in the final but to do that, they had to be relaxed.”

”In such games, if you try to do too much, you will make mistakes.”

”We are an attacking team and did not try to play defensively after we scored.”

Omagbemi concluded saying, ”The game against South Africa was not one of our best games, but I give credit to the players for winning despite not playing very well.”

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