The Super Eagles returned from Alexandria, Egypt on Wednesday morning after their failed billed to stay in contention for qualification for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
The 1-0 loss suffered in the hands of the Pharaohs on Tuesday effectively put paid to Nigeria’s ambition of staging a return to the AFCON after missing out on the 2015 edition.
A handful of the players left immediately for their respective bases with the England-duo of Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi leading the trail.
The Super Eagles have since apologized for letting Nigeria down again with the promise that they will make up with a better show in the World Cup qualifiers.
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A series of twits on the official handle of the Super Eagles after their arrival on Wednesday read ; “We apologize for our inability to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. We gave this campaign our best efforts but sadly fell short
We apologize for our inability to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. We gave this campaign our best efforts but sadly fell short.
— Nigeria Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) March 30, 2016
“We know how disappointed our fans are and we feel their pains too but we ask that they forgive us & never stop getting behind us in future.
“Now, our focus is to get these setbacks behind us & quickly regroup for the fast approaching 2018 World Cup qualifiers starting in October.
This is the first time in recent times that the Eagles will be missing the AFCON back-to-back.