NFF Apologises For U23, Super Eagles’ Poor Outings
By Lekan Sowande, Abuja.
The Nigeria Football Federation has apologised to the generality of Nigerians over the poor outings of the U23 Men’s National Team (Olympic Eagles) and the Senior Men National Team (Super Eagles) in crucial international matches this week.
The Super Eagles fell 1-0 to Guinea Bissau’s Djurtus in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, two days after the U23 boys failed to beat Guinea in the first leg of their final qualifying fixture for the U23 AFCON.
President of NFF, Ibrahim Musa Gusau, stated that the Federation was completely puzzled by the below-par 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,” Gusau said. “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.”
The NFF President expressed confidence the U23 boys will take their chances in Rabat on Tuesday against Guinea to qualify for the U23 AFCON.
For the Super Eagles, Gusau remains hopeful that they will win in Bissau on Monday to return to the top of their qualifying group for the 2023 AFCON.