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Disappointed Siasia proud of Super Eagles

30 March 2016, 13:07Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia says he is proud of the players despite his disappointment of failing to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Nigeria lost 1-0 to Egypt in Alexandria on Tuesday in one of the qualifier games, a result that dent their hope of taking part at the tournament in Gabon.

The team arrived on Wednesday, and Siasia says he is really proud of the boys.

Also read: Super Eagles crash out of AFCON 2017 race

“The technical crew we worked hard thinking its something we could achieve but unfortunately we could not, but that’s what God wanted it to be, we can’t question God, we were not lucky. We played a good game but lost.

“All the same I am very proud of the boys, I thank Nigerians very much for the opportunity.”

With this victory, Egypt is having a comfortable lead in Group G with 7 points, while the Nigerian team is in distance second position with 2 points.

Though Nigeria still has a game against Tanzania, the outcome will have no effect on Nigeria’s chances to qualify for the Nations Cup.

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