Monday Jan 12, 2015. 10:22
Solomon Kwambe has told AfricanFootball.com Nigeria ‘B’ team did not deserve to lose to star-studded Cote d'Ivoire in a friendly on Sunday in Abu Dhabi.
AFCON-bound Cote d’ivoire needed an 84th
minute goal by Salomon Kalou to beat the Nigeria second-string side.
Kwambe, who will feature for Warri Wolves on loan from Sunshine Stars in the new season, said they played according to instructions and gave a good account of themselves and would not have lost the game but for a defensive error.
"It was a good and tough game for us, though we lost,” said Kwambe.
"We did not deserve to lose the game because we played well according to instruction, but just a little bit of loss of concentration cost us the game."
He assured Nigerians of better display against Sudan on Saturday in Dubai.
"We have one more game here, that is against Sudan. We will give our best and do better than we did against Cote d'Ivoire and go for victory," he promised.
By Olusola Alao