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Super Eagles Goalkeeper Apologizes for 2-1 Defeat in AFCON Final

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Super Eagles Goalkeeper Apologizes for 2-1 Defeat in AFCON Final

Nigeria’s goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, has expressed deep lamentation over the Super Eagles’ 2-1 defeat at the hands of Cote d’Ivoire in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday, describing it as a disappointing and frustrating end to their campaign.

He issued a heartfelt apology to Nigerians for the loss, sharing his sentiments on Instagram.

The match saw Nigeria taking an initial lead in the 18th minute with a header from William Troost-Ekong. However, Cote d’Ivoire equalized in the 63rd minute and secured the winning goal in the 87th minute, leading to jubilant celebrations among the hosts and their fans at the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan.

Nwabali, visibly disheartened on the pitch, shared a poignant picture on Instagram accompanied by the caption: “A disappointing and frustrating end. I deeply apologise to Nigerians. I was once a fan, still a fan, and I understand how it feels giving you a disappointing night. We take full responsibility. Thanks for the whole support till the end. I love you all.

Super Eagles Goalkeeper Apologizes for 2-1 Defeat in AFCON Final

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