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Simon apologises to Nigerians, pleads for continuous support 

By Gowon Akpodonor
25 January 2022   |   3:02 am
Super Eagles Forward, Moses Simon, believes the team’s defeat by Tunisia in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon is not enough for Nigerians to call them bad names.

Super Eagles Forward, Moses Simon, believes the team’s defeat by Tunisia in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroun is not enough for Nigerians to call them bad names.
 
Simon won the hearts of many football-loving Nigerians in the tournament for his hard work and skills. But he was caged by Tunisia on Sunday, with three players detailed to prevent him from doing any havoc.

 
Speaking with The Guardian, yesterday, shortly before the Super Eagles departed for Abuja, Simon said: “We tried our best to win the match and put smiles on the faces of Nigerians back home, but things didn’t work out fine for us. I cried after the game because I felt we couldn’t give Nigerians what we promised. We lost the opportunity at Egypt 2019. Here we are again. But that is not a yardstick for some of our people to call us bad names,” Simon said.
 

Nigeria’s forward Moses Simon runs with the ball during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 round of 16 football match between Nigeria and Tunisia at Stade Roumde Adjia in Garoua on January 23, 2022. (Photo by Daniel BELOUMOU OLOMO / AFP)


He appealed to Nigerians to continue to support the Super Eagles, saying, “We will get it right one day.”