CHAN: LMC urges home Eagles to build on WAFU Cup experience

Though CHAN Eagles lost the final to Ghana in the WAFU Cup, their performance was rated high

Nkem Ibeawuchi | Monday, 25 September 2017 6:42pm | sport

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Salisu Yusuf | source: gettyimages

The League Management Company (LMC) has commended the players and officials of the home-based Super Eagles squad following their effort in the just concluded West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations in Ghana.

LMC further urged them to build on the lessons learnt from the sub-continental championship for the 2018 Championship of African Nations (CHAN).

LMC Chairman,

Shehu Dikko, in a statement on Monday said, “Winning the trophy would no doubt have been delightful, but

the LMC is happy for the exposure the players have gained from playing in an

international tournament of this nature and more importantly, it is a learning

curve for them ahead the 2018 CHAN,” stated Dikko.

Dikko also noted that the tournament has offered the players and coaches more time to bond and understand each other as compared to when they were just invited to camp to play for the CHAN qualifiers. “It is our belief that a lot has been learnt on the side of the coaches and on the side of the players.

"Whatever gaps were observed at the WAFU tournament will be the tool to improve the team going forward,” he said.

Nigeria was beaten 4-1 by hosts, Black Stars of Ghana in the final of the 2017 WAFU Cup.