The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has tendered unreserved apologies to the Federal Government and the good people of Nigeria for the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify for the November FIFA World Cup after playing out a 1-1 draw with Ghana.
NFF Sends Government, Football Fans Apology Message
NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi regretted that the team failed to qualify despite the enormous support of the Government and the good people of Nigeria who turned out in throngs to fill up the 60,491 capacity Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja for the clash with Ghana’s Black Stars on Tuesday.
The NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi said “There was nothing the team needed that was lacking. The Government provided necessary support; the NFF put all logistics in place with the active support of the Sports Ministry and; Nigerians turned out en masse to support the team. The truth is that we left nothing to chance. It is said that things turned out the way they did.”
He said the sport is about winning and losing. Nobody wants to lose but sometimes it happens that way. They are not happy about it just the football lovers in Nigeria are not happy as well.
The Super Eagles could only achieve a score draw (1-1) against the Black Stars, which ended their hopes of playing at the FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar as Ghana sneaked through on the away-goal rule.