Super Falcons coach Uche Eucharia has reacted angrily to the scathing criticisms directed towards her by former Nigerian International, Jossy Lad following Nigeria’s 1-1 draw with Ghana in an All Africa Games qualifier on Sunday.
Ladipo who coached the Falcons to the semifinals at the African Womens Championships (AWC) in Equatorial Guinea in 2008 did not spare Uche of scathing remarks over her choice of players for Sunday’s game.
The veteran who served as assistant to Ismaila Mabo when the Falcons competed at the women’s football event of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece said Uche took a risk by fielding inexperienced players against the Ghanaians.
“Parading young and inexperienced players could be good for our developmental football; they did it against Namibia in Windhoek, it was okay but not in an important game against old rivals. We got draw, we cannot replay it, we should be planning for the return leg,” Lad told SuperSport.com on Monday.
However Uche has declared that Lad should have gotten his facts right before berating her.
“In Nigeria, some people just criticize without getting their facts. We did all we could to get all our best players but most of the clubs refused to release the players as the match did not fall on a Fifa free day.
So when our best players are not released, what would we then be expected to do?” she queried.
Turkey-based defender, Onome Ebi was the only foreign-based player to play in Sunday’s game and she has confirmed her availability for the return leg in Accra.
“I will be available for the return leg in Ghana. I was supposed to go back to my base in Turkey after the game but I was given special dispensation by my club, (Duvenciler Lisesi Spor Kulubu).