Angry Nigerians flock to Maduka Okoye’s Instagram page after the Super Eagles were eliminated from the AFCON 2021 tournament

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Angry Nigerians have responded after the Super Eagles were knocked out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after losing to Tunisia 1 – 0 in the Round of 16.

While some are blaming interim coach Austin Eguavoen for the defeat, others are blaming Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye for allowing Tunisia’s Youssef Msakni to score the game’s sole goal in the 47th minute.

The vast majority of them flocked to his Instagram profile to vent their rage in trolling language.

As you go down, have a look at some of the comments by some angry Nigerians;

Instagram comments by frustrated fans
Angry Nigerians flock to Maduka Okoye's Instagram page after the Super Eagles were eliminated from the AFCON 2021 tournament
Angry Nigerians flock to Maduka Okoye's Instagram page after the Super Eagles were eliminated from the AFCON 2021 tournament
Frustrated fans take it out on Okoye
Angry Nigerians flock to Maduka Okoye's Instagram page after the Super Eagles were eliminated from the AFCON 2021 tournament
Angry Nigerians flock to Maduka Okoye's Instagram page after the Super Eagles were eliminated from the AFCON 2021 tournament
Angry Nigerians flock to Maduka Okoye's Instagram page after the Super Eagles were eliminated from the AFCON 2021 tournament
Angry Nigerians flock to Maduka Okoye's Instagram page after the Super Eagles were eliminated from the AFCON 2021 tournament

Only two minutes into the second half, Maduka Okoye’s goalkeeping error gave the Carthage Eagles the advantage.

Tunisia upset Nigeria 1-0 in the Africa Cup of Nations round of 16.

The Super Eagles were one of the favorites to win the tournament, but they were knocked out early in the second half by Youssef Msakni’s long-range goal.

Tunisia eliminate Nigeria from AFCON 2021

Everton winger Alex Iwobi was sent off for a dangerous challenge on goalscorer Msakni only five minutes after coming in as a substitute, exacerbating Nigeria’s troubles (after a VAR review).

It would be the first time the Super Eagles have failed to advance to the AFCON quarterfinals since 1982, whereas Tunisia has done it in four consecutive tournaments.

Wilfred Ndidi’s overhead kick sailed just wide, while Joe Aribo’s effort was deflected for a corner.

The early rush calmed down, and chances were few and far between, with Tunisian players hurling themselves to the ground in search of fouls to prevent the Super Eagles from putting together a move.

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Coach Austin Eguavoen gambled by bringing on Alex Iwobi and Peter Olayinka, but Iwobi was sent off three minutes after going on for dangerous play, his warning turned into an expulsion following a VAR review.

This sparked a response from the West Africans, with Moses Simon’s shot being saved at the back post and Chukwueze Cing to hit the goal after a mazy run by Ola Aina.

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