Super Falcons captain, Onome Ebi, has apologised for the team’s disappointing defeat to South Africa in their opening Group B game at the
2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana and assures they will do their best to retain the title.
The defending champions wasted a number of goal scoring chances in the encounter as they succumbed to their first ever defeat to the Banyana Banyana.
Substitute Chrestina Thembi Kgatlana scored the winning goal for the South Africans five minutes from time.
“We are sorry (for the loss to South Africa). We were down but not out. We’re not leaving here without the trophy,” Ebi told reporters at the team’s Elmina base in Cape Coast, Ghana.
Ebi and her teammates now have to win their next game against the dreaded Shepolopolo of Zambia on Wednesday to boost their hopes of making it to the semi-finals of the biennial competition.
The Zambians thrashed former champions, Equatorial Guinea 5-0 in their opening game on Sunday at the Cape Coast Stadium.
The top three teams in the competition will qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup billed to hold in France in 2019.