CHAN 2018: Angola game is the toughest so far – admits Coach Salisu Yusuf

Home-based Super Eagles Head Coach, Salisu Yusuf has admitted that the Angola game was the most difficult at the 2018 CHAN tournament thus far for his team.

The Salisu Yusuf led his side to a 2-1 win over the Palancas Negras on Sunday as they secured a spot in the semifinals.

Late goals from Anthony Okpotu and Okechukwu Gabriel ensured the West Africans were victorious whilst Vladimir Vá netted for the Angolans.


The victory for the Super Eagles has set up a semi-final clash against Sudan in Marrakech on Wednesday as they will want to seal their place in the final.

“Today’s game was the most difficult for us in the tournament as we fought for 90 minutes against a good team,” said Yusuf to the CAF.

The experienced tactician also emphasized on his unending confidence he has in all his players in the squad.

“We never lost faith in our players because we were creating chances and the more you do that the chances of scoring are higher.” Coach Salisu stated

“I’m so confident about Anthony Okpotu and we believe in him and he has been scoring despite missing some chances but he will be much better in the coming matches.

“We never underestimated Angola, they play good football and are a good team but the important thing was to win and we won,” says Coach Salisu.

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