Bayelsa Queens' Coach Okara bemoans team's inability to capitalize opportunities against Sundowns.

Published on: 03 November 2022

Bayelsa Queens Coach, Domo Okara has decried the missed opportunities of his team following their 1-2 loss in the opening game of the group stage of the Women's CAF Champions League.

The Nigeria representatives lost to defending champions, Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies of South Africa in their maiden participation on Tuesday Morocco.

However, it would have perhaps been a different score line if the Property Girls had been more clinical and that Okara feels was their undoing.

Substitute Mary-Magdalene Anjor scored the first goal conceded by Mamelodi Sundowns in the competition in the match.

“We gave our best but it was not good enough,” Okara told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.

"The South African team are a good team. Tactically, they are very sound. Though we threw away our chances in the first 20 minutes, but we should have wrapped up the game, maybe leading by two or three goals.

"We failed to do so and that is football. Football is a game of chance,” he said.

It is left to be seen how the girls from Bayelsa, Nigeria react when they play TP Mazembe Ladies on Thursday.


By Uche Dozie