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Mamelodi Sundowns break my heart, says Rivers Angels’ Edwin Okon



While the stress of travelling from Nigeria to Cairo Egypt was his excuse for Rivers Angels 3-0 loss to ASFAR of Morocco at the weekend, ill-luck is the reason given by Coach Edwin Okon for another loss by his side in the on-going maiden edition of the CAF Women’s League holding in Egypt.

With Nigeria fast losing their continental grip in women’s football, Rivers Angels succumbed to another defeat, 1-0 to Mamelodi Sundowns to be logically out of title contention.

“It was a good game, but not from our side. We created many chances but did not score. But the goal we conceded is what makes me unhappy.

“This defeat breaks my heart as a coach” Coach Okon remarked after the match.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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