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Outrage As Nigeria’s Super Eagles Lose To Tunisia, Crash Out Of AFCON After Buhari’s Call

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have crashed out of the ongoing the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after they lost 1-0 to the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in their Sunday encounter in the tournament’s Round of 16.

Outrage As Nigeria's Super Eagles Lose To Tunisia, Crash Out Of AFCON After Buhari's Call

Nigeria vs Tunisia Result Analysis

The loss comes a few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari called the Super Eagles, charging them to defeat their opponent and win the AFCON trophy.

The Super Eagles had qualified as the only team with a maximum of nine points from the group stage, beating all teams in Group D. However, the Nigerian team couldn’t make it beyond the round of 16.

During the match in Sunday, January 23, both teams went into the first-half break without goals until Tunisia’s Youssef Msakni delivers the single killer goal that sent the Super Eagles out of the competition few minutes into the second half.

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Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho was shown a yellow card in the 20th minute, while Alex Iwobi was also shown the red card at the 66th minute, depleting the Eagles as Tunisia cruised into the quarter-final of the tournament.

Before the game, many had tipped Nigeria to win, especially as the Tunisian team was hit with coronavirus, which affected 12 players, including the captain and head coach. However, Tunisia proved tougher for the Super Eagles than expected.

Following the defeat to Tunisia, Nigerians on social media have pinned the blame on President Buhari due to his pre-game call to the Super Eagles.

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Below are some reactions from Twitter.

KanyiDaily recalls that Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola had pledged the sum of $250,000 to the Super Eagles if they win the 2021 AFCON trophy.

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