NFF Apologizes to Nigerians over National Team’s Performance
By: Gyang Dakwo
The Nigeria Football Federation has apologized to Nigerians over the poor outings of the U23 Men National Team (Olympic Eagles) and the Senior Men National Team (Super Eagles) in crucial international matches this week.
The Super Eagles fell 0-1 to Guinea Bissau’s Djurtus in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, two days after the boys failed to beat Guinea in a first-leg, final qualifying fixture for the U23 Africa Cup of Nations.
President of NFF, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, stated that the Federation was worried and disappointed by the dismal outings, but would immediately work hard to ensure the teams turn their qualifying games around in a positive way.
“We tender an unreserved apology to Nigerians for the poor results. We worked and planned hard for good results but things turned out differently on the pitch. Our focus now is on redeeming the situation in the return matches early next week.”
Gusau expressed confidence the U23 boys will take their chances in Rabat on Tuesday against Guinea to qualify for the U23 AFCON, and that the Super Eagles will win in Bissau on Monday to return to the top of their qualifying group for the 2023 AFCON.