Oluehi Regrets Red Card In Falcons’ Cyprus Match

ACCRA, GHANA - NOVEMBER 30: Tochukwu Oluehi of Nigeria during the 2018 TOTAL African Womens Cup of Nations press conference at Accra Sports Stadium on November 30, 2018 in Accra, Ghana. (Photo by Samuel Ahmadu/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Female national team, Super Falcons’ goalkeeper, Tochukwu Oluehi has admitted her deep regrets over the red card she got in the squad’s first match of the 2019 Cyprus International Women’s Cup.


Footballive.ng reports that Fal;cons’ coach, Thomas Dennerby was forced to make an early alteration to his game plan for the encounter against Austria at AEK Arena, Lanaca, Cyprus, following Oluehi’s dismissal.

Dennerby had to make the unplanned change in the seventh minute of the encounter, as he sent on Christy Ohiaeriaku for Cecilia Nku following the sending off of Oluehi.

That affected the Falcons’ tactical and psychological balance, such that the side struggled to hold their own and barely managed to hold their own against the less fancied Austrians, who were immensely buoyed by their numerical advantage.

Dennerby admitted it was a lopsided approach his lasses then adopted against Dominik Thalhammer’s side, as the Falocns struggled to contain the Europeans after the restart.
Falcons’ Starting 11: Oluehi, Ikidi, Ebi (c), Ohale, Imoh, Chikwelu, Nku, Ihezuo, Ayinde, Uchendu, Oshoala.
Substitutes: Ohiaeriaku; Nnadozie; Ogbonna; Chukwunonye; Okoronkwo; Okobi; Ajibade; Umotong; Ogebe; Kanu; Oparanozie.


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