Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa has apologised to Nigerians for the meltdown suffered by the team in squandering a four goal lead, for a draw with Leone Stars of Sierra Leone and ending up with an embarrassing 4-4.
The match in Benin, was the first leg in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers between the two teams.
Nigerians have wondered why the team ended up with an embarrassing 4-4 draw.
Ahmed Musa promised the team will spring a surprise at the Siaka Steven Stadium, Freetown on Tuesday.
Football fans held the Eagles hostage after the match disallowing them to disembark their bus at their hotel until security agents came.
The fans have also called for the sack of the coach Gerhot Rohr who they accused lack technical depth of the game. Incidentally Sports Minister, Sunday Dare has never shown believe in the coach saying he lacked technical capability.
Ahmed Musa’s promise to redeem their capability in Freetown may be the Bermuda Triangle of Rohr as former Olympic winning coach, Bonfere Jo was sacked when Nigeria was slammed by Sierra Leone at the same Siaka Steven stadium.
Unreliable information reaching Patmos Media Line Sports Desk says Rohr will receive the axe if the team loses in Freetown.
The Leone Star players grew a hyper confidence in the second half and almost earn their first victory ever over the Eagles.
The Leone Stars badly need the home win as they have just two points as against group leaders Nigeria that has seven points. Benin is second in Group L with 3 points from two matches while Lesotho also with two matches only chalked one point. Topmost two teams in each group sail to the final tournament. Outstanding match in the group Benin v Lesotho will be played Saturday at 1700 hours.
Now with 15 encounters against Sierra Leone, Nigeria won nine, lost two and now drawn four.
Yesterday Niger Republic narrowly defeated troubled Ethiopia 1-0; Morocco slammed Central African Republic 4-1; Tunisia piped Tanzania 1-0; South Africa defeated Sao Tome 2-0 and Mali 1-0.
On Saturday, The Squirrels of Benin will play Lesotho at 1700 hours; at 2000 hours Egypt will play Togo without Mo Salah who is down with Coronavirus and DR Congo will host Angola.