After CHAN Ouster, Oliseh, Pinnick, Beg Nigerians

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By Taiwo Ibrahim/Lagos

Nigeria Coach, Sunday Oliseh, has apologised to Nigerians after his team failed to qualify for the Quarter- Finals of the 2016 CHAN.

The Super Eagles lost 1-0 to Guinea when they needed only a draw to advance.

“We apologise to Nigerians for this loss, we never planned to exit the tournament this early. The boys gave their best,” said a sober Oliseh after the game.

Meanwhile, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick has also offered his apology for the Team poor performance in Rwanda.

“We apologise to Nigerians for the poor outing of the Super Eagles in Rwanda, but we toe the line of CAF which states that CHAN is a developmental and preparatory competition. Of course, as Nigerians, we love to win always, and we feel bad when we don’t.

“I want us to take the positives from this tournament. A player like Chisom Chikatara broke onto the global platform and players like Usman Mohammed, Chima Akas, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Austin Oboroakpo and Ifeanyi Mathew confirmed their class.

“For me, it is disappointing that we did not progress. But the NFF will now focus on the 2017 AFCON qualifiers, and start preparations early”.

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