Super Eagles goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, has appealed to Nigerians to forgive the team for failing to overcome Ivory Coast in the final of the just concluded 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
Recall that William Troost-Ekong had put Nigeria ahead seven minutes before the end of a cagey first half when the centre-back rose highest to powerfully head in from nine yards out following a corner.
Franck Kessie nodded in the equaliser in the 62nd minute when he was left unmarked at the back post from Adingra’s corner before Sebastien Haller netted the winner.
Reacting after the game, Nwabali in a post on his Instagram, expressed disappointment and frustration with the outcome of the result.
He also said that the team takes full responsibility of the loss to Ivory Coast and appealed to Nigerians to forgive the players.
“A disappointing and frustrating end. I deeply apologise to Nigerians.
“I was once a fan, still a fan and I understand how it feels giving you a disappointing night. We take full responsibility. Thanks for the whole support till the end. I love you all.”
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