Coach, Ladan Bosso has admitted that inexperience played a key role in the Flying Eagles defeat to the Young Pharaohs Scorpions of Gambia.

The Nigerian side dominated the semi-final contest at the Cairo International Stadium, but were let down by their poor marksmanship.

Adama Bojang netted the decisive goal on seven minutes following a defensive blunder by Flying Eagles captain, Daniel Bamaiyi. Also,

Substitute, Ahmed Abdullahi won a penalty late on but hit the woodwork ending the Flying Eagles hopes of winning an eighth title.

The Flying Eagles will take on Tunisia in the third-place match on Friday. The North Africans were thrashed 3-0 in the other semis by the Cubs of Senegal.