Head Coach of Super Falcons, Randy Waldrum has apologized for his statement at Thursday’s post-match conference at which he dropped an unsavoury comment about the Nigeria media.

The gaffer had mentioned something about the the Nigeria media being ‘negative’ but the Nigeria Football Federation had immediately called him to order, saying the statement was uncomplimentary against an institution that is the most vibrant on the African continent.

" The comments are regrettable and I withdraw them in entirety. Actually, I will say the statement did not come out the way I intended. I hold the media everywhere, including Nigeria, in high regard and I only wish they could be a little more empathetic to us when we lose or draw

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" I know Nigerians love their football teams and want the teams to win all the time. They can still be supportive while criticizing us in a constructive way. The truth is that I am keen that nothing distracts the team at this point. I apologize for the way it has come out and the fact that I have hurt a critical sector of Nigeria society.”

The Super Falcons secured their first points in Group C after the dominant display that led to the victory at the Stade Prince Moulay Abdallah in the Moroccan capital.

The defending champions lost their opening match against South Africa on Monday but made amends thanks to goals by Ifeoma Onumonu and Christy Ucheibe.

The Super Falcons kept control of the game until the final whistle and move to second place in Group C after the important victory and a win over Burundi in their final group game on Sunday will secure their place in the quarter-final.
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