“Football was cruel to me”, emotional Silas Nwankwo breaks silence after Aiteo Cup defeat

“Football was cruel to me”, emotional Silas Nwankwo breaks silence after Aiteo Cup defeat

Silas Nwankwo says he’s yet to come to term with Nasarawa United’s Aiteo Cup defeat to Bayelsa United last Sunday.

Nwankwo was in action for the Solid Miners in the defeat to Bayelsa United in the final played in Benin City, the capital city of Edo State.


The game ended 2-2 after regulation time, but the Bayelsa United held their nerves to win the match 4-3 on penalties to end Nasarawa United hope of qualifying for CAF Confederations Cup.

Silas, who was one of two United’s players that missed their penalties during the shootout, said :

“Honestly, I don’t even know where to start and how to string words together to suit how I have been feeling since my penalty miss on Sunday in Benin City.

“Everyone knows I had a great league season and had given my best each time I was given the opportunity.

“When it comes to taking spot-kicks, I would never hesitate to do that because I have confidence in myself because I have scored three times for the Solid Miners from the spot, both in the league and FA Cup this ended season, but on that fateful day, something didn’t add up.

“Nasarawa United hadn’t won a major title since it was founded in 2002, and just a penalty kick against Bayelsa United would have given us that coveted trophy and change the storyline. But footballwas cruel to me.”

Nwankwo scored nineteen (19) goals for Nasarawa United in the recently concluded league season and three(3) in the FA Cup.

The former Sunshine Stars forward , however, apologised to the fans and promised to continue to give his best for the club to win laurels.

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