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AFCON qualifier: Eagles captain Musa apologises, promises victory in Freetown



Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has apologised to Nigerians following the team ’ s surprising 4 – 4 draw with Sierra Leone in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin , Edo state on Friday .
The Eagles squandered a four- goal lead against the Leone Stars to blow their chances of picking an early AFCON tournament ticket , which got fans angry.
A brace from Alex Iwobi and goals from Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze gave Gernot Rohr ’ s team a stunning 4 – 0 lead inside 30 minutes but a poor second -half display saw their opponents stage a spectacular comeback to draw level with the three – time African champions .
Musa in a video uploaded on the Super Eagles Twitter handle admitted that the Eagles were disappointing but added that they will make it up to Nigerians in the reverse fixture in Sierra Leone on Tuesday.
He said , “ Dear Nigerians, on behalf of myself and my teammates we are really , really sorry for the disappointment of the game.
“ We know we made a huge mistake in the game, but there ’ s nothing we can do , that ’ s football , sometimes we win, sometimes we lose .
“ But we are going to correct our own mistakes in the next game. We are doing all our best to see that we qualify for the AFCON and we know that we can do it .
“ On behalf of myself and my teammates, we are very , very sorry for the game against Sierra Leone and we are going to make it up . Thank you very much . ”
The Eagles will be without Napoli striker , Osimhen, who dislocated his shoulder and has been ruled out of the reverse fixture in Freetown .

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