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.


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