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CAF Women’s CL 3rd Place: Bayelsa Queens Coach, Domo Okara aims for bronze medal

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By agency report

Bayelsa Queens are out of contention for the Women’s Champions League title but head coach Domo Okara still believes he can redeem himself by winning bronze against Simba Queens.

The Prosperity Girls lost in a narrow 1-0 semi-final loss to hosts ASFAR on Wednesday but the manager believes they may see their first unsatisfactory appearance at Stade Moulay Hassan in Rabat on Saturday.

“Unfortunately we lost the semi-final match, we were down but we got back up and we will put on a good show on Saturday,” Okara said in the pre-match press conference.

“It’s the least we can do, we didn’t negotiate the bronze medal, we came to win the trophy, but unfortunately we are in this situation. What we need to do is redeem ourselves by winning the game, I’ll call it golden bronze.

“It’s difficult not to play the finals, but despite that, we can’t cry about it, as it’s gone, it will be worse if we’re not on the podium on Sunday in the finals.”

On his strategy against the East Africans, the 45-year-old manager said: “We’ve watched all their games, we know what to expect, so we’re going to change our tactical approach, we’re plotting how to defeat them and we’re going to let’s do our best on that.

Bayelsa Queens defender Glory Edet has touted the incredible level of competition while revealing her side are in good form and can’t wait to put on an inspiring display.

“The level of competition is very high and the teams are performing well, showing the world this is what African women’s teams are all about,” said the 21-year-old full-back.

“We were down but now everything is fine, we thought we would be in the final and we are not. What will happen in this game against Simba Queens, people will not expect it because now we are going to do everything to make sure we get the third position for Nigeria.