Nigeria’s Super Eagles have apologised to the nation following their defeat by the Pharaohs of Egypt which ensured the country will miss a second consecutive Africa Cup of Nations.
“We apologise for our inability to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. We gave this campaign our best efforts but sadly fell short,’’ said a tweet on the team’s official Twitter handle @NGSuperEagles yesterday.
‘’We know how disappointed our fans are and we feel their pains too but we ask that they forgive us and never stop getting behind us in the future.’’
The Eagles also outlined their plans for the immediate future.
‘’Now, our focus is to get these setbacks behind us and quickly regroup for the fast-approaching 2018 World Cup qualifiers starting in October,’’ tweeted the Super Eagles.
The team hinted that the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has already commenced the process of getting top quality friendly matches to prepare the team for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Meanwhile, Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung expressed his disappointment over what he described as Nigeria’s ‘’dismal performance at AFCON qualifiers.’’
Said Dalung on his Twitter handle yesterday: ‘’It’s important that we return to the drawing board to plan for the future of football in Nigeria.
In what looked like a veil attack on the leadership of NFF led by Amaju Pinnick, the sports minister said: ‘’Nigeria cannot accept any reason for failure from anybody so we either deliver or we give way to those who can deliver success.

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