The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick described Super Eagles shocking defeat to Central African Republic as huge set back, and takes responsibility for the defeat.
The three time African champions were favorites for the three points, but they failed to perform, and suffered a shocking defeat at home to Central African Republic on Thursday.
The team was heavily criticised by Nigeriam after the lackluster performance, and many have called for the dismissal of the coach, Gernot Rohr.
Pinnick admitted the defeat was embarrassing, but assured Nigerians the boys will bounce back and make Nigerians proud again.
He said the defeat is a wake up to the players and coaches, ahead of the coming task.
“This is a setback, which can be quickly reversed, and the Nigerian Spirit is what we will take to Cameroon. The NFF is backing the team to retain a strong hold on the group and qualify to the knockout phase.
“Everyone is stunned, but we do not have to be emotional or negative about things. The same team defeated Liberia here in Lagos and Cape Verde away. They still have that ability to deliver. As a Football Federation, we take responsibility for this defeat.
“We also believe that this loss is a massive wake-up call and could be the springboard to reset and motivate the team to keep giving their all to not only qualify for the World Cup but to perform well in Qatar.” He said.
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