Interim coach of the Super Falcons, Chris Danjuma says his team could not pick up gold or silver at the All Africa Games because his girls were distracted by talks of his sack after the games.
The Super Falcons lost their semi-final clash with Cameroon and the coach who was assistant to Edwin Okon says talks of a foreign coach coming on board distracted his charges.
The team also lost her third place match against Tanzania 2-1 on Thursday.
The coach said of his team’s performance and the Super Falcons search for a new coach: “I am human. Even though we are professionals, we still have emotions. We come out every day to give our best to make a name for yourself and make our country proud.
“But while we are yet on this we hear the news back home and whether you like it or not these things affect us because we are human. We did know anymore what to think because we were under pressure.
“We suffered from inexperience because we brought some new legs to test in this tournament. And things didn’t work out the way we wanted.”
On September 18, the NFF held a meeting in Port-Harcout and decided to relieve Chris Danjuma of his duties after the All Africa Games in Congo in the hopes of signing a foreign coach.
Danjuma himself was assistant to Edwin Okon the former coach of the falcons and was managing the team on an interim basis after Okon was saked for the team’s abysmal showing at the 2015 world cup.