Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has tendered an unreserved apology to Nigerian football fans over Friday’s disappointing result in their AFCON qualifier match.
The Nigerian national side drew 4-4 draw against their Sierra Leone opponents in the tie played at the new Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, Edo State.
Three-time African champions Nigeria inexplicably squandered a four-goal lead as Sierra Leone made a spirited fightback to tie the game 4-4.
A brace from Alex Iwobi and goals from Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen within the half-hour mark saw Nigeria seemingly racing to an emphatic win.
However, the Super Eagles took their feet off the pedal and were punished for what Musa described as costly mistakes.
Musa has now promised the Eagles will bounce back from the disappointment, and get a favourable result in the reverse fixture in Freetown on Tuesday.
“Dear Nigerians on behalf of myself and my teammates we are really sorry for the disappointment for the game,” Musa said in a video published on the Super Eagles verified Twitter handle.