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World cup 22: Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho Apologizes to Nigerians

Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has apologized after his gaffe helped Ghana qualify for the World Cup in Qatar 2022 ahead of the Super Eagles.

The Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw by the Black Stars in the second leg of the play-off last week at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, sending Ghana to the World Cup.

Ghana qualified for the World Cup in Qatar later this year with an away goal lead after a goalless draw in the first leg at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

Uzoho was Nigeria's brightest point in the first leg, with some key stops keeping the Super Eagles in the game.

However, his gaffe in the return leg in Abuja, when he failed to cope with a Thomas Partey long-range attempt, cost the Black Stars the crucial away goal that ensured their World Cup qualifying.

Following the disappointment, the 23-year-old shot-stopper turned to Instagram to apologize to Nigerian football fans.

"I wanted to take my nation to Qatar but rather did the opposite. I know what football means to you all and to myself, I can’t promise not to make mistakes again, but I can promise not to give up until I bring back that smile on your faces. Thank you for the support and God bless."

"These last several days have been the hardest of my life," Uzoho wrote.

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