Amaju Pinnick NFF president apologises for Super Eagles' defeat to Egypt

Pinnick called on football loving Nigerians to forgive the Super Eagles to focus on qualification for 2010 World Cup

  • Published:
Amaju Pinnick play Amaju Pinnick wants Nigerians to forgive the Super Eagles after the defeat to Egypt (Time out with Tee A)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has apologised for Nigeria’s loss to Egypt in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The Super Eagles lost 0-1 to Egypt on Tuesday, March 30 to crash out of the race to qualify for the 2017 AFCON.

Super Eagles play Super Eagles dejected after the defeat to Egypt (NFF)

 

Speaking after the loss, Pinnick called on football loving Nigerians to forgive the Super Eagles and the NFF.

We are all disappointed we did qualify (for AFCON 2017),” Pinnick told footballlive.ng.

The god of soccer did not smile on us. I believe Nigerians should forgive us for us to move on.”

He further called on Nigerians to shift their focus to the qualification of the 2018 World Cup.

Super Eagles play The Super Eagles will begin their 2018 qualification group stage games in October (Twitter)

 

The focus now is to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. We will keep the Eagles busy during the FIFA friendly windows ahead of the World Cup qualifiers,” Pinnick further said.

The draws for Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers will be conducted in June with the games to begin in October.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.