CHAN 2018: Rwanda tactics worked for them – Yusuf

Nigeria coach Salisu Yusuf believes they created enough opportunities to win against Rwanda in their CHAN 2018 opener but were unlucky against defensive opponents.

The second group ‘C’ encounter ended goalless at Stade Batouta, Tangier, Morocco with Rwanda putting up a strong defense to frustrate the home-based Super Eagles side.

“We had opportunities, but we were unlucky,” he said.

He added: “Rwanda deployed a defensive strategy and it worked for them.”

Nigeria squandered countless glaring scoring chances against the coach Antoine Hey outfit including hitting the woodwork three times.

Nonetheless, Salisu has no regrets and is already plotting for the next outing against Libya, who thumped debutants Equatorial Guinea 3-0 at the same venue in the group’s opener.

“The players had a good game we regret nothing. We were unlucky and that’s it. I remain positive because luck was not on our side.

“The next match will be against Libya, who beat Equatorial Guinea. It will be an open match.”

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