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Olympic ouster shocks Falcons’ player

Stella Mbachu has lamented Super Falcons loss of the London 2012 Olympic Games’ ticket to the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon.

The Cameroonians ended Nigeria’s hope of appearing at the Olympics with a shocking 4-3 win on penalties.

Both sides were tied on 3-3 aggregate after regulation and extra time.

Shocked to her marrow, the diminutive goal poacher, who was sidelined from the Yaounde battle by typhoid fever, told that the least she expected from her teammates was a loss of the Olympics ticket to the Lionesses.

“I was expecting them to qualify not minding the result.

“It never crossed my mind for a second that Cameroon will stop us from participating at the Olympics.

“I am definitely short of words, I am deeply shocked. I don’t know where we will go from here. It’s another sad moment of our football,” Mbachu said.

On whether her presence would have altered the outcome, the veteran Rivers Angels’ forward said football is not an individual but team sport.

“I don’t know any more, the ticket is lost, it does not matter any longer.

“I was not strong for the match, I don’t know, football is a team sport,” she lamented

Cameroon and South Africa will now represent the continent at the Olympics.



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