CWCL: Heartbroken Okon Rues Rivers Angels’ Wastefulness In Loss To Sundowns

Rivers Angels head coach Edwin Okon has expressed disappointment with his side’s wastefulness in the defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns that has left them on the verge of elimination from the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League.

The Nigerians were handed a 1-0 defeat at the El Salam Stadium in Cairo after the centre referee decided that defender Zanele Nhlapho’s 16th-minute effort from a corner kick crossed the line even though replays were far from conclusive.

Notwithstanding the controversial nature of the goal that condemned his side to a second straight loss in Group B, a heartbroken Okon felt his side should still have come out on top on Tuesday if they had taken the numerous chances that fell their way.

“It was a good game, but not from our side,” the former Super Falcons handler told CAFonline.

“We created many chances but did not score. But the goal we conceded is what makes me unhappy.

“This defeat breaks my heart as a coach.”

Rivers Angels are bottom of the group but still have a narrow chance of progressing to the semifinals.

The Nigerian champions will need to beat Kenya’s Vihiga Queens by a huge margin in their last group match on Friday and hope Sundowns defeat ASFAR Club.