We take this (defeat) as a wake up call, not a death sentence – Super Eagles


The Super Eagles of Nigeria has released a statement, disclosing their regret over the loss recorded against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana team on Saturday. The body, through their twitter account, apologized to their fans, confirming how disappointing the 2-0 loss was.

“We are disappointed with the result of Saturday’s game. Our heads are bowed and spirits low because we didn’t make our fans proud or happy.”

Following the tweet, fans have further reacted, re-tweeting their concerns. Many although have accepted football as a game where losing at some point is fundamentally inevitable.

The fans however, lambasted the team for not living up to expectations. They said the team in the past used to be on top of their game always. They blamed the football governing council for not seeing to keep this trend alive. Some of them went on to probe why Mikel Obi and Victor Moses will not be featured. They advised that the body reconsiders plans in the best interest of the team.

In another post, @NGSuperEagles, while congratulating the Bafana Bafana team, in the spirit of sportmanship, has again promised Nigerians of a change. According to the tweet, they have resolved to learn from their setback and get better and stronger.

“We’ve resolved to bounce back quickly, learn from this setback, get better and stronger. We take this as a wake up call, not a death sentence.

“We congratulate @BafanaBafana on their victory.”

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