AFCON 2021: Buhari, Okoye- Nigerians react to Super Eagles exit following loss to Tunisia

Written by on January 24, 2022

The three-time AFCON kings campaign in Cameroon came to an end after a disappointing loss to the North Africans

Nigeria’s Super Eagles were dumped out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon after a 1-0 loss to the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.

The Super Eagles were big favourites to progress to the quarterfinals because of their form, and the Covid-19 issues with the Tunisians.

Prior to the fixture, the Carthage Eagles had lost two of their matches in the group stage, while Nigeria had a 100% record.

However, form was thrown out the window as the Tunisians reigned supreme. A second-half effort from Youssef Msakni, and a poor red card to Alex Iwobi changed the complexion of the game.

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari had a video call with the team before the game, and many Nigerians bantered that the President was responsible for the loss. Some also threw stones at the team for their performance.

SOCCERNET


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