8th October, 2011
Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has issued an apology to Nigerians after the Super Eagles drew 2-2 against Guinea missed out on the 2012 African Nations Cup.
According to a statement released by the Media Officer of the Eagles, Collin Udoh, after the match on Saturday, Siasia was quoted saying: “We want to apologise to all Nigerians. We have not qualified for the Nations Cup and we take responsibility as a team.
“We did our best, we dominated the game, we created chances, but we failed to take our chances and we gave up a last minute goal.
“We understand the frustration of the fans because they love their team so much. But sometimes, football can be cruel.”
Nigeria finished on 11 points, which was not enough to qualify as one of two best runners up.
By Taiwo Adelu