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.
Buhari: Finally jinx Super Eagles, and we're out of Afcon.
We need a committee to look into this ? https://t.co/QfDlmS2O04
— Josh Omari 🇳🇬 (@omaxri) January 23, 2022
— Samuel Damilola (@Samuel_Cartier_) January 23, 2022
— Obinna Victor Unanka (@obinnavictor_u) January 23, 2022
— YEMA (@whoisyema) January 23, 2022
buhari is still angry that we beat Sudan…his home country, reason he affected the Super Eagles with his badluck 😂😂#Nigeriavstunisia
— Enogie of Nigeria. (@idahosaejalen) January 23, 2022
You just made us cry again Buhari. You will be judged accordinly. Whoever forced you to call super eagles will meet the wrath of God. pic.twitter.com/LqxLnpWrbB
— Cosmos Ekiti (@APAGUNPOTE4LIFE) January 23, 2022
He destroyed the economy. Pigeons refused to fly. Anthony Joshua lost his match. He called the Super Eagles & voooom, they were knocked out.
Whatever you do in life, avoid Buhari.
— Josh Foster (@joshfooster) January 23, 2022
Buhari received Idobale from Anthony Joshua, Anthony Joshua had his first career lost.
He called Super Eagles they were knocked out of #AFCON2021 .
— Kayus 💯 Daddy (@Oluwani37594203) January 23, 2022
Ghanaians after the Super Eagles got eliminated with 9 points 💔😂 pic.twitter.com/tOAoalYzGp
— Bíg Dręams (@gh_dreamdreams) January 23, 2022
— Ahmad-Salim (@afakach) January 23, 2022
Na wetin human being no like…. THE TRUTH IS ALWAYS BITTER, if na story like "buhari greets super eagles " ouna go de applause say na good president, ouna no knw say bad luck full dat man abeg🙏 pic.twitter.com/NJ5YXxguoW
— Jäy🤍 (@D_only_JayJay) January 23, 2022
— sakanelli (@sakanelli) January 23, 2022
Is not all the Congratulatory phone calls that u should pick, ask Super Eagles and Anthony Joshua for guide? https://t.co/XC6rWs5sTL
— Dr. Prince Peters (@DrPrincePeters4) January 23, 2022
Buahri called Anthony Joshua he loses his match…..
Buahri called the Super Eagles they lose today match…..
My people don't let Buahri call You ooooooo……
If he call no pick am ooooooooooo……..
— Oluwapelumi Tiwo (@OluwapelumiTiwo) January 23, 2022
Super eagle keeper pic.twitter.com/JHsyzcweED
— Nwadiukwu Davis (@NwadiukwuD) January 23, 2022
I'm connecting the dots. Frm the birds refusing to fly to the hand shake of Anthony Joshua and now the defeat of the super eagles. Chai! Badluck sha de dis regime. May God help us
— SAMSON ISAH (@James95662740) January 23, 2022
When will the real Super eagle play their match #yesterday l saw super chicken.
— Gabriel Chinonso (@GabrielChinon18) January 23, 2022
— aso rock star boy (@DavidSamsonOlu2) January 23, 2022
Why did Buhari call super Eagles pic.twitter.com/hh6KXBbV1K
— Oluseyi Johnson (@OluseyiJohnsonG) January 23, 2022
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Maduka Okoye did not have it so well on Instagram, as some Super Eagles fans attacked the Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper for his error.