Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong, has tendered an apology to Super Eagles fans after their failure to book a ticket to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Troost-Ekong who captained the Super Eagles at the MKO Abiola Stadium on Tuesday netted the equaliser to cancel Thomas Partey's early goal but it was not enough to prevent the Ghanaians from qualifying on away goals.
Reacting in a statement released on his verified Instagram handle on Wednesday, the Watford star described the World Cup ticket loss as a "bitter pill to swallow."
He however promised Nigerians that the Super Eagles will soar again.
"To all Nigerians, on behalf of the team, we want to apologise for not securing the World Cup ticket.
"Despite giving it everything possible, it wasn’t meant to be.
"First and foremost, as Nigerians, we share your emotions and we take our responsibility as a group.
"We sincerely thank the Nigerian fans for their overwhelming support, the NFF President who did everything possible to make the qualification happen and of course the Minister.
"A bitter pill to swallow but believe me we will be back better and stronger!"