Super Eagles midfielder, John Ogochukwu Ogu has called on fans and lovers of the team not to lose hope despite a morale dampening 2-0 loss to Madagascar at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, AOIFootball.com reports.
Ogu, who made his AFCON debut against the Madagascans, stated afterwards that the team must now return to the drawing board ahead of the knockout stages.
“We just want to go back to the drawing board, watch our mistakes, learn from it and then ensure we take the lessons from it. We are professionals we know what is at stake as our mistakes caused us the match and we are deeply sorry to Nigerians for it.
“Now we will take the lessons from the loss and work on it ahead of the knockout stages. The fans should not give up on us yet and they should continue to support us to victory,” Ogu said.
When asked about the mood in camp after the loss, the former Hapoel Be’er Sheva midfielder said that the players are very sad but are consoled after the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick came in after the game to encourage them.