Lagos - Academica de Coimbra midfielder, Obiora Nwankwo has expressed regrets over Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Equatorial Guinea, SuperSport reports.
Obiora was part of Nigeria’s 2013 Afcon-winning squad in South Africa as he put in a shift to inspire the Super Eagles to their third success at Africa’s biggest football showpiece.
The midfielder says “mistakes were made” and wants things put in perspective if the Super Eagles are to rise like a Phoenix from the ashes in the coming years.
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“We made mistakes and, if things must get better, everyone who contributed (to our failure to reach the 2015 Afcon) must put his hand up,” he told supersport.com from his base in Portugal.
The 23-year-old then admitted his frustrations watching matches at the 2015 Afcon without Nigeria.
“I have been watching some of the games (at the 2015 Afcon) when my schedule allows me but if I must be honest, it’s hard, very hard, to take just watching and not participating.
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