Former Nigeria international Victor Ikpeba has said the Super Falcons won the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana due to luck.
Nigeria beat South Africa 4-3 on penalties on Saturday to win the crown after normal and extra-time ended barren.
And speaking on the team’s performance in the competition, Ikpeba hailed the girls for their commitment.
“You can’t fault the commitment of the girls but it saddens me that with the quality of players that we have, we can’t match Cameroon or South Africa,” he said.
“We needed penalties to defeat them. Even against Zambia and Equatorial Guinea, we won but it was tough.”
He added that “Asisat Oshoala had a disappointing tournament. We were fortunate to win the title. These countries we struggled against don’t even have women’s football leagues.
”People say you don’t have to play well to win but we should play with panache, we are the champions of Africa champions. We have great players like Oshoala, Ordega, Oparanozie.”