Rigobert Song, Head coach of the Indimitable Lions of Cameroon has said that the reason behind his team’s 0-2 defeat to Nigeria at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, is simply because his team were unlucky.
He said this at the post match conference. He said, “They were not better than us, they just used their chances and we were affected by our inexperience and not doing what we are supposed to do
“We were playing against a Nigerian side that is very organised, we had the upper hand in the game but at some stage we came fragile.
He added that, the tournament is a learning curve for his group of young players whom he believe will come good in the future. Reminding the people of Cameroon that he is rebuilding the team.
“We took a young team into competition today.
There are players who are discovering. It is we who give the adversary the opportunity to put us in difficulty. Today, as I have said in the past, we are in reconstruction.
“We are going to grow, it’s football. The AFCON is a competition which is played on all levels, technical, tactical but more mental. With the youth today, we have shown that we still have to learn”, he concluded.
Nigeria progressed to the quarter final with a brace from Ademola Lookman.