Amapakabo reveals Nigeria's objective after Togo defeat
Super Eagles coach stated his team’s objective in Senegal following their loss to the Sparrow Hawks in the regional competition on Sunday
Coach Imama Amapakabo said his main objective at the 2019 Wafu Cup of Nations is to build a team for the future.
The 50-year-old tactician made the revelation after the Super Eagles suffered a 2-1 loss against Togo in their opening game at the regional tournament in Thies on Sunday.
Sikiru Alimi’s equaliser was not enough to inspire Imama Amapakabo’s men to victory over their West African rivals who defeated them 4-1 a week ago, in the first leg of the African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifiers in Lome.
In his reaction to the defeat, Amapakabo who is also the coach of the U-23 team backed his selection of players from the Olympic Eagles as the country prepares to participate at the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Egypt later in November.
The former Enugu Rangers manager went on to rue the missed chances by his team in the second 45 minutes after a sloppy first-half performance.