Nigeria's sports minister, Solomon Dalung, has expressed his disappointment and apologised to...
Nigeria's sports minister, Solomon Dalung, has expressed his disappointment and apologised to Nigerians following the outster of the Super Eagles from the qualifying race for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
The Super Eagles lost 1-0 to the Pharaohs on Tuesday, a result which left them with no chance of making it Africa's biggest soccer competition.
The team also failed qualify for the 2015 edition which was hosted by Equatorial Guinea.
I personally apologised to Nigerians for the inability of the Super Eagles to qualify for the campaign to AFCON. We must plan better again.— Solomon Dalung (@SolomonDalung) March 30, 2016
We have no good reason not to qualify if we had planned well and also organise ourselves rather it was crisis all the way rocking NFF— Solomon Dalung (@SolomonDalung) March 30, 2016
After this abysmal performance at AFCON qualifiers it's important we return to the drawing board to plan the future of football in Nigeria— Solomon Dalung (@SolomonDalung) March 30, 2016
"Drawing board".. aren't we tired of using that word everything we fail?Nigerians cannot accept any reason for failure from anybody so we either deliver or we give way to those who can deliver success.— Solomon Dalung (@SolomonDalung) March 30, 2016
See some responses he got below.
Dear @SolomonDalung sir, Can we get an ipad? The Drawing Board is already full with unsolved Solutions from @thenff pic.twitter.com/L3OKGoC4eu— Kelechi Nkoro (@K1Says) March 30, 2016
Mr @SolomonDalung, the drawing board is tired of us. We have been returning to it since our exit from USA 94 WCup https://t.co/AJK44o2zDn— 'Shina Oludare (@sportingshina) March 30, 2016
LOOOOOL https://t.co/ATBzjNTZeM— Uche Jegbefume (@JAUSTINuche) March 30, 2016