Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong, has apologised to Nigerians for the team’s failure to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The Super Eagles had drawn1-1 against the Black Stars of Ghana at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday. A goalless draw in Kumasi, Ghana, last Friday meant that Ngeria will not take part in the World Cup in 2022.
Taking to social media, Troost-Ekong stated that the outcome of Tuesday’s game showed that Nigeria was not meant to participate in Qatar 2022.
“To all Nigerians, on behalf of the team, we want to apologise for not securing the World Cup ticket,” Ekong wrote on Instagram.
“Despite giving it everything possible, it wasn’t meant to be.
“First and foremost, as Nigerians, we share your emotions and we take our responsibility as a group.
“We sincerely thank the Nigerian fans for their overwhelming support, the NFF President who did everything possible to make the qualification happen and of course the Minister.
“A bitter pill to swallow but believe me we will be back better and stronger!”