Former Super Eagles goalie Vincent Enyeama has encouraged the national team to build for the future following their exit from the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Eagles failed to advance to the knockout stages of the Russia showpiece after falling 2-1 to Argentina in a crucial Group D clash in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.
A first-half Lionel Messi goal and a late Marcos Rojo winner made of no effect the converted penalty of Victor Moses, and ensured the South Americans progressed.
“Naija forever. Win or lose. Qualify or eliminated.#WeAreNigeria we build for better days,” Enyeama tweeted after the game.
Enyeama’s call comes right on point, as the Super Eagles are the youngest side among the 32 nations represented in Russia. The team can truly build for better days.
Nigeria were meeting with the Argentines for the fifth time at the mundial. And Tuesday’s result means the Eagles have lost in all five times.
Croatia topped the group after winning all three games including a 2-1 victory over Iceland on Tuesday.
Argetnina, as runners-up will battle France in the last 16, while Croatia will take on Denmark.
Nigeria finished third in the group with three points. The last time they crashed out in the group stage was in South Africa 2010.
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