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CHAN 2016: ‘We Are Sorry’, Oliseh Apologises to Nigerians

Coach Sunday Oliseh, has apologised over the failure of his team to make it from their group stage at the ongoing 2016 African Nations Championship.

This was revealed in a tweet by the official handle of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.

“Coach @SundayOOliseh: We apologize to Nigerians for this loss, we never planned to exit the tournament this early. The boys gave their best”.

According to a report by Premium Times, the Super Eagles players have been subjected to avoidable stress by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) who have denied the team timely payment of their earlier match bonuses.

“To be honest with you (even though) I am not going to go into details, my boys have been working under extreme duress ever since we got here (Rwanda),” Oliseh told reporters in Rwanda before the game against Guinea.

He continued: “I personally feel like we are driving a car with an empty petrol tank.

“I will not go into details so for that reason, I know that this is just another (bit of) difficulty that we have to surmount.

“That notwithstanding, the boys are human beings and let’s just hope we don’t break,” he said.

The Super Eagles were unable to grab an equalizer before the end of regular time to savour a point for qualification as they finished in the third position behind with 4 points behind leader Tunisia with 5 points and Guinea 5 points.


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