Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, and captain Ahmed Musa have apologised to Nigerians after the team’s loss to the Central African Republic (CAR) in their last 2022 World Cup qualifier at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Thursday.
TheNewsGuru.com,TNG reports that the Eagles suffered a shock 1-0 defeat in Lagos to end their 100 per cent start to the World Cup qualifiers.
With the result, it’s the first time in 40 years that Nigeria lost a World Cup qualifying match at home, since the Eagles last lost in Lagos to Algeria in the qualifiers for Espana ’82 in 1981.
“As you can see on the faces of the players, all of us are still sad about Thursday’s game, but there is nothing we can do about it other than to leave that in the past and focus on Sunday’s game.
“We’ve talked to ourselves in the dressing room before we came out for training and we know the importance of the game. We are not going there for a draw but a win.
Rohr on his part admitted the players made some mistakes but said they remained focused and will come back victorious.
He said, “I think everybody knows that we made some mistakes and despite playing a good game we didn’t score and if you don’t score you cannot win. We regret those mistakes and now is not the time to speak but to react on the field and show in the second match that we have a better team.”
TNG reports that the Eagles are due to arrive Douala today for the match-day 4 clash on Sunday.
The team will leave the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos today aboard new Nigeria Football Federation partners Air Peace.