The Nigerian Football Federation( NFF) has released a statement, following the Super Eagles‘ failure to qualify for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
There was nothing the team needed that was lacking. The Government provided necessary support; the NFF put all logistics in place with the active support of the Sports Ministry and; Nigerians turned out en masse to support the team. The truth is that we left nothing to chance. It is sad that things turned out the way they did. Sport is about winning and losing. Nobody wants to lose but sometimes it happens that way. We are quite sad that despite playing a draw in Kumasi, the Super Eagles could not win here in Abuja. We apologise unreservedly to the Government and people of Nigeria for this non-qualification.
The game ended 1-1 between the Super Eagles and the Black Stars at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja. Ghana qualified for the competition based on the away goal rule.