The Nigeria worldwide had his maiden AFCON match finish in disappointment after falling on the final day to the Elephants
Tremendous Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali has supplied his apology to followers following Nigeria’s defeat to Cote d’Ivoire within the last of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday, Soccernet.ng experiences.
After going unbeaten for six matchdays, Nigeria succumbed to the superior firepower of hosts Cote d’Ivoire within the last performed on the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan.
William Troost-Ekong obtained the opener for Nigeria, however second-half targets from Frank Kessie and Sebastien Haller handed the Ivorians the win and the AFCON trophy.
It was the primary time Nwabali would concede two targets in a match on the match, having saved 4 clear sheets in his first six video games.
Nigerians have been upset that the Tremendous Eagles couldn’t discover the sources to beat the identical Ivorian staff they defeated 1-0 on matchday two throughout the group stage marketing campaign.
And Nwabali, who has turn into a fan favorite following his wonderful shows, has appreciated followers for his or her assist all through the match whereas apologising for a way the journey ended on a tragic word.
Nwabali wrote on his Instagram web page: “A disappointing and irritating finish. I deeply apologize to Nigerians.
“I’m a fan and I perceive the way it feels providing you with a disappointing night time. We take full duty. Thanks for the entire assist until the top. I like you all.”
Nigeria are three-time winners of the AFCON, however the West African giants have now misplaced 5 finals, together with in 1984, 1988, 1990, 2000, and 2023.