Super Falcons’ Coach Randy Waldrum has admitted that lack of good knowledge about the Mali Eagles was responsible for their performance in the Aisha Buhari Cup Competition’s opening match on Wednesday.
He also added that the goals did not come early during the match because of the high-intensity game by the Malians, whom he knew little or nothing about.
The Falcons had on Wednesday began their quest for honour in the competition on a bright note by defeating Mali 2-0.
The match, played at the remodelled Mobolaji Johnson Arena, formerly known as Onikan Stadium, saw Gift Monday of Lagos-based football club Robo scoring a brace.
Gift who substituted the injured Desire Oparanozie, scored in the 83rd minute and later in the second minute of second added time of the tension-soaked encounter.
The Super Falcons, who are nine-time African champions, did give a good account of themselves. They broke down the Malians, who defended stoutly and also attacked menacingly through Azeezat Traore.
Gift however expressed happiness to have scored the goals, having played on a known terrain.