Shepolopolo of Zambia head coach, Bruce Mwape, has blamed lack of consistency for his side’s 4-0 defeat to Nigeria in Wednesday’s Group B clash at the 2018 Africa Women’s Vup of Nations, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Zambians opened their campaign with a comprehensive 5-0 win against former champions, Equatorial Guinea last Sunday but failed to build on that against the Super Falcons who dominated from start to finish in the game.
Mwape’s charges were saved from further embarrassment as the Super Falcons wasted a number of good goal scoring chances in the game.
“I will congratulate Nigeria for their victory today. They played well and actually my team made a lot of mistakes especially during transition, thus we lost most of the balls,” Mwape told reporters after the game.
“After winning 5-0 in our first game against Equatorial Guinea, a lot of people were expecting us to give Nigeria tough time, unfortunately things didn’t go as planned.
“The 5-0 win in the opening match was no fluke according to the game we played. We created a lot of goal scoring opportunities in that game compared to today. Lack of consistency cost us. If we had played the way we did in our first game, the story could have been different.”
The result saw the Shepolopolo dropped to third position in the table with three points from two games.
They will need to beat South Africa in their last game and Nigeria dropping points against Equatorial Guinea to scale through to the semi-final.