The Super Eagles missed on the World Cup to Ghana and fans of the national team are still unhappy over the disappointment
Former Super Eagles coach, Austin Eguavoen congratulated Nigerian players in various grades of European football for making it to the semifinals.
Samuel Chukwueze, Calvin Bassey, Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo, Cyriel Dessers, Ademola Lookman, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi all have their clubs playing in a European semifinal this season.
Chukwueze scored Villarreal’s suckerpunch against Bayern Munich to help the Yellow Submarine qualify for the Champions League semifinal for the first time since 2006.
Aribo and Bassey were in sizzling form as Rangers overturned defeat to Braga to defeat the Portuguese team at Ibrox on Thursday in the Europa League. Leicester’s Iheanacho and Lookman played a role in the Foxes’ first European semifinal ever as they defeated PSV to qualify for the semis of the Europa Conference League.
Dessers also scored twice for Feyenoord to help the Dutch side qualify for the semifinal of the ECL at the expense of Slavia Prague.
Eguavoen, thrilled by these developments used his official Twitter handle to congratulate his players but the responses and comments he got showed Nigerians have hardly forgotten the World Cup debacle.
Hmmm….the same players that lacked character and courage, in your own words.
— Amos (@atolubee) April 14, 2022
I love you dear @coacheguavoen. You really did your best. All these people hurling abuses are just spectators. They are not on the field of play to understand what it feels when the team you led miss the world cup on away rule. I must thank you so much coach.
— Dayo Otokola (@OtokolaDayo) April 15, 2022
So you know cyriel Dessers but you left him for Musa and ighola
— Prince Osaze (@PrinceOsaze8) April 14, 2022
Cerezo, you no show love oooo by not qualifying the boys to Qatar 2022 World Cup. Here you are congratulating them for European exploits.
— The Realist (@YusuffAzeez10) April 14, 2022
On whose permission are you congratulating them?
— IYAMABILITY (@Pepperrested) April 14, 2022
Oh the @CyrielDessers you dropped for Onazi and Ighalo or another one? Tag him with your full chest na!
— Kola Olugboye (@kolaolugboye) April 14, 2022
Hmmmm so, you are aware of Cyriel Dessers but didn't call him up for #AFCON neither the game against Ghana.
— Abbas Ibrahim (@Abbasiyawa1993) April 15, 2022