By Dela Ahiawor| Follow Dela on twitter @DAhiawor
Captain of the Sparrow Hawks [Maklibe Kouloum] has laid the early exit of Togo in the ongoing WAFU Nations Cup at the doorstep of inexperience on the part of his team.
The Sparrow Hawks lost 3-4 on penalty shootout to Ivory Coast after a goalless draw game on Tuesday, September 12 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, but Kouloum believes Togo could have carried the day if their attackers had buried the chances that came their way.
“We have ourselves to blame. It’s a lack of experience for the attackers to score, because in football it is difficult to score,” Maklibe Kouloum said in a post match interview.
The Sparrow Hawks were eliminated in a similar fashion in the qualifiers for the Championship of African Nations [CHAN] tournament after going down 7-8 to Benin on penalties.
The group stage of the tournament begins today as Mali takes Nigeria whiles Ghana come face-to-face with Mali in the second match of the day.
The winner of the competition will take home $100,000.00