Stanley Nwabali, Super Eagles number one goalkeeper, has apologized to Nigeria football fans following the team’s 2-1 defeat to hosts Cote D’Ivoire in the final of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday, describing it as a disappointing and frustrating end.
Nwabali tendered his apology via a post on his instagram post on Monday morning.
Super Eagles surmounted pressure and against the run of play scored its first goal in the 42nd minute through a header from William Troost-Ekong, but Cote d’Ivoire equalised in the 63rd minute and secured the winning goal in the 82nd minute to send the home fans into a frenzy.
In the post, Nwabali shared a picture of himself looking so sad.
His post reads: ”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 “
Nwabali plays his club football for Chippa United of South Africa and he’s expected to return to his club side any moment from now.