Super Eagles stars have thanked their fans and compatriots for their massive support despite the team’s exit from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Gernot Rohr’s men lost 2-1 to Argentina in a crucial game played at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday.
“We fought until the end and we are all hurting with you. Your support has driven us throughout the World Cup and we cannot thank you enough. 🇳🇬💚,” captain Mikel Obi tweeted on Wednesday.
Defender Elderson Echeijile also tweeted: “This has been very emotional and words cannot describe how we feel. We thank Nigerians for supporting us till the very end 🙏🏾🇳🇬 #supereagles #eue3.”
Oghenekaro Etebo who was one of Nigeria’s standout players at the tournament also tweeted: “This was one of the toughest games of my career. The result didn’t go our way however I am truly honored and blessed to have this experience.”
“To represent my country at a World Cup competing with the best players in the world at my age was a dream come true 🇳🇬.”