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Nigeria vs Ghana: It wasn’t meant to be – Troost-Ekong apologises to Nigerians


William Troost-Ekong has apologised to Nigerians for Super Eagles’ failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

The team recorded a disappointing 1-1 draw with Ghana at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday.

It was Thomas Partey’s first-half opener that ensured the Super Eagles have no place in Qatar come next November.

Troost-Ekong admitted that the players are as frustrated as the Super Eagles fans.

“To all Nigerians, on behalf of the team, we want to apologise for not securing the World Cup ticket,” Ekong said on Instagram.

“Despite giving it everything possible, it wasn’t meant to be.

“First and foremost, as Nigerians, we share your emotions and we take our responsibility as a group.

“We sincerely thank the Nigerian fans for their overwhelming support, the NFF President who did everything possible to make the qualification happen and of course the Minister.

“A bitter pill to swallow but believe me we will be back better and stronger!”

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