Bankole defends Comfort Folorunsho’s penalty miss against Colombia

Bankole defends Comfort Folorunsho’s penalty miss against Colombia

Coach Bankole Olowookere has defended his decision to let Comfort Folorunsho take a penalty during the defeat to Colombia on Wednesday.

Folorunsho missed her spot kick during the penalty shootout to squander the chances of Flamingos playing in the final of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup .


The defender also missed her kick during the quarter final match against United States.

“Any player can score or miss penalty, even our specialist lost and that’s part of the game.”

“The girls gave their all and I can’t ask for more. Even the best in the world do miss penalty. They gave everything and I’m proud of them.

After the semi-final defeat, Bankole will be hoping to get back to finish the tournament on high when they Germany on Sunday.

The Flamingos are looking to get their pound of flesh after losing their opening group game to the Germans , but Bankole has to get his girl back firing quickly.

“The girls are down, and it’s normal after disappointment, but we’ll talk to and make sure they are for the third place match.

“We can still get something out of the tournament.” He concluded.

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