Super Eagles captain responds Wailing Fans following defeat to Algeria

(Top L to R) Nigeria's goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, Nigeria's forward Odion Ighalo, Nigeria's defender Kenneth Omeruo, Nigeria's midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, Nigeria's defender William Ekong, Nigeria's defender Chidozie Awaziem, (bottom L to R) Nigeria's forward Alex Iwobi, Nigeria's defender Jamilu Collins, Nigeria's midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo, Nigeria's forward Samuel Chukwueze and Nigeria's forward Ahmed Musa pose for a group picture during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) quarter final football match between Nigeria and South Africa at Cairo international stadium on July 9, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ahmed Musa has reached out to fans following Nigeria’s 2-1 semi-final defeat to Algeria, and has vowed the Eagles will bounce back.

The Super Eagles lost to an Algeria side inspired by their captain, Riyad Mahrez, who struck a late winner to break Nigerian hearts inside the Cairo International stadium and world over.


Musa tweeted, the morning after the game, extend gratitude to the fans and recalling the disappointing outcome of the game.


This is to say a massive thank you to all our supporters & well wishers during this journey. Not the result we wanted but we gave it our best shot. We keep fighting till the end. Proud of you mates,” the Eagles captain tweeted.



The 2013 AFCON winners will next face Tunisia in the third-placed play-off match on 17 July at the Al Salam Stadium.


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