Super Eagles of Nigeria goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho speaks up after the team failed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Recall that Super Eagles played a 0-0 draw in the first leg at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, Ashanti. Uzoho was also in goal as the Super Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw by the Black Stars of Ghana in the second leg at the Abiola Stadium in Abuja.
A Thomas Partey strike conceded by Uzoho resulted in Nigeria being eliminated from the 2022 FIFA World Cup due to the away goals rule.
The goalkeeper has since then faced heavy backlashes on his social media pages from angry Nigerian football fans. However, Uzoho has now taken to his official Instagram account to respond to the criticism he received.
He said: “This past couple of days have been the worst in my lifetime. I wanted to take my nation to Qatar but rather did the opposite.
“I know what football means to you all and to myself, I can’t promise not to make mistakes again but I can promise not to give up until I bring back that smile on your faces.
“Thank you for the support and God bless Nigeria. IN CHRIST ALONE.”