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;
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.
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.
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.
One response to “Angry Nigerians flock to Maduka Okoye’s Instagram page after the Super Eagles were eliminated from the AFCON 2021 tournament”
We should learn to give support to our players when they are committed and dedicated,I don’t like pointing fingers when a goal is scored against my team, especially when they showed hardwork and dedication.Though he was a bit at fault for the goal because he misjudged the direction of the goal and his body position was bad,but the defenders were equally at fault for given the opponent those yards of space to shoot which he utilized perfectly. We fall and stand for us to have a better race.