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Nigeria vs South Africa: Iheanacho apologizes for reaction after Rohr took him off

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Super Eagles’ forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has apologized for his reaction after he was substituted by head coach, Gernot Rohr, during their 2-0 defeat to South Africa in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier last Saturday.

The Manchester City man endured a miserable afternoon at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, before he was replaced by Kayode Olanrewaju in the 70th minute.

Iheanacho also promised to perform better in the Eagles’ upcoming matches.

“Of course, we are not going to be happy and Nigerians are not happy as well that we lost,” Iheanacho told media on Monday.

 “We are not happy especially when we lost on our home ground. I’m sad already that we lost such an important game.

“I wish to apologise too for the way I reacted when I was substituted. I did it for myself because as a striker I should have at least got at least shot on target.

“Unfortunately, I couldn’t do that. That’s why I was angry with myself. I wish to apologise to the manager, the coach and the Nigeria Football Federation for my action. That’s not me.

 “For our next game, I believe we will come back stronger and better against Cameroon. I will improve my performance.”

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