The Super Falcons Coach Randy Waldrum has chosen not to comment on the questionable officiating at the WAFCON semifinals as the Falcons bagged two red cards in the game.
The Super Falcons went up against the Lionesses of Morocco yesterday 18th of July for the semifinal stage of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) hosted in Morocco. The Falcons lost to their host with a 1-1 full-time score that dragged on to the penalties, resulting in a 5-4 defeat.
The 9-time WAFCON champions Nigeria were served two red cards and left with two men down in the game, including one of their best attackers Rasheedat Ajibade.
When asked about the game results, Coach Randy refused to make any comments about the officiating. According to the American tactician, he could get in trouble for making unwise decisions.
“We (Coaches) can’t comment on officiating, we will get into trouble”
Coach Waldrum opted for a more diplomatic approach to the game outcome by focusing on what the Falcons did right. He expressed that he was proud of the girls despite playing with just 9-players against a Morocco team of 11.
“I am proud of the girls tonight. We wanted to win the game, not just the World Cup ticket. Our substitutions were spot on and we can’t ask for more from the players, they gave their best.”
After a good run since the beginning of the WAFCON, the defeat of the Falcons by Morocco sees them out of the finals race. They will now go up against Zambia in a third-place match on Friday, 22nd of July.