Wellington - Flying Eagles forward Musa Yahaya has apologized to Nigerians over their 4-2 loss to Brazil at the ongoing World Youth Championship.
Yahaya, who was among the few players who started the game for Nigeria and distinguished himself with a goal and an assist before he was replaced, said they the player are to blame not the coaches.
"We the players sincerely know that we have let a whole lot of Nigerians down including our coaches in respect, the teammates and I are saying sorry." He told News24.
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"A lot has been said about our tactics for the game but the truth is we the players, didn't execute properly what the coaches asked of us.
"If any arm of the team needs to be blamed, it’s us not the coaches and by the grace of God we will make amends in our next game.
Nigeria will face bottom of the group team North Korea on Thursday, a game they need an outright victory to maintain their push for a spot in the next round.
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