Indomitable Lions forward Clinton Njie through his social media handle has apologized for his penalty miss in the semifinals against Egypt in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cameroon.
The Dynamo Moscow forward was part of the three players who missed the penalty at the Olembe Stadium on Thursday, February 3, 2022, against Egypt.
Although Njie was the last of the three to miss the penalty after Harold Moukoudi and James Siliki had already missed for Cameroon, Njie has come under serious bashing from fans on social media.
Njie's penalty went beyond the goal post after he sent the Egyptian keeper Gabaski in the wrong direction.
In reaction to this after Cameroon's 3-1 loss to Egypt after post-match penalties, Njie took to social media to apologize.
Hear him: "I am short of words and I am still trying to come to terms with everything that happened yesterday.
” My biggest fear became a reality when I had a vital responsibility towards my beloved motherland and I sadly dashed the hopes of more than 26 million Cameroonians, home and abroad. It wasn’t my intention and I sincerely apologize for that."
He also pointed out that the sad incident has taught him lessons.
‘"They say disappointment is the nurse of wisdom and through this life, disappointment has come opportunities for me to learn how to become a better player and person”, Njie said.
Cameroon will face Burkina Faso today in the game for the third position in the ongoing AFCON while Egypt will take on Senegal tomorrow in the final.