Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, praised the Super Eagles’ efforts despite their 0-1 loss to Tunisia in their Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 match in Garoua on Sunday.
“We are proud of the players’ efforts.” Even though they were outnumbered, they gave it their all and tried their hardest to win. It just wasn’t our day.
“I want to thank His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari for his love, support and encouragement to the team while they were in the championship. I also praise the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare for his interest and attention in the progress of the team. Losing at this stage is painful but we take solace in the great spirit with which the team approached its four matches in Cameroon, out of which it won three.
“The focus and attention will now shift to the FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off against Ghana in March. We want to assure Nigerians that we will prepare even harder for those two matches to get the job done.”
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