Osimhen sends stunning message to Nigerians after Super Eagles failure to get World Cup ticket

Osimhen sends stunning message to Nigerians after Super Eagles failure to get World Cup ticket

Victor Osimhen has tendered an apology to all Nigerians for the Super Eagles failure to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup which will be played in Qatar losing the ticket to Ghana.

Many Nigerian football lovers are still battling to come to terms with the pains of Super Eagles not playing in the World Cup this year.

Coach Austin Eguavoen and his wards traveled to Kumasi and forced the Black Stars of Ghana to a goalless draw in the first leg of the World Cup qualifiers.

Victor Osimhen, Super Eagles, World Cup
Osimhen tenders apology to Nigerians for World Cup miss
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And in the return leg which was played at the MKO Abiola stadium in Abuja, the Super Eagles were forced to a 1-1 draw and Ghana qualified for the World Cup on away-goal record.

According to the report on GOAL, Victor Osimhen explained that it was sad for him and his other teammates not to get the World Cup ticket.

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Victor Osimhen's reaction to World Cup miss

"Sometimes in football, it's like this. First, as the Ghanaians had the ambition to go to the World Cup, we wanted to go there, too.
"But it not qualifying has happened. We need to first say sorry to Nigerians. A lot of people still support us but what we need to do is to try to get all our supporters back 100%. We are on the right path, doing things well with the new coach Peseiro and technical staff.''

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Last season in the Serie A, Victor Osimhen was superb for Napoli netting 15 goals in 28 League games and that made him a target for many clubs.

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Victor Osimhen did not win any title with Napoli, but the Nigerian striker won the Italian Serie A Most Valuable Player for U-23 footballers.

Source: Sports Brief News