Angry Nigerians Attack 1 Super Eagles Player After AFCON 2021 Knockout Loss to Tunisia

Angry Nigerians Attack 1 Super Eagles Player After AFCON 2021 Knockout Loss to Tunisia

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Super Eagles of Nigeria have crashed out in the ongoing 2021 African Cup of Nations after losing against Tunisia
  • Youssef Msakni fired the shot which condemned the Super Eagles of Nigeria to 1-0 defeat on Sunday night, January 23
  • Fans on social media are however blaming Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye claiming he should have saved the ball

Nigeria's campaign at the ongoing 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon came to an end on Sunday night, January 23, as they suffered a 1-0 defeat against Tunisia in the round of 16.

Going into this game against the North Africans, Super Eagles players won their first three games at the competition and Nigerians were expecting them to soar in the knockout.

However, Augustine Eguavoen and his wards found it so difficult to break the defense of the Tunisians in what was a tough encounter for the Super Eagles.

Maduka Okoye
Maduka Okoye in action for Super Eagles. Photo by DANIEL BELOUMOU OLOMO
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Super Eagles started the match impressively with Moses Simon trying to find his ways at the wing, but Tunisians defenders were tough against him.

How did the first half between the Super Eagles and Tunisia end?

Despite all efforts to find the back of the net in the first half, Super Eagles were unable to score against Tunisia as the first half ended goalless.

What then happened in the second half?

Tunisian players came out with another plan in the second half as Youssef Msakni scored their goal with goalkeeper Maduka Okoye failing to save the shot.

Maduka Okoye has however been blamed by angry Nigerians for his failure to save the shot from Youssef Msakni.

See some reactions below

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The Carthage Eagles who reached the knockout phase of the competition as one of the best losers from the group stage, put up an impressive performance to defeat one of the tournament favourites.

The only goal of the encounter came in the 46th minute when Youssef Msakni found space and unleashed the screamer beyond hapless goalkeeper Maduka Okoye.

Nigeria played most parts of the second half with 10 men after Alex Iwobi was sent off following a dangerous tackle.

Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the loss as many had tipped the team to go all the way to the final of the tournament.

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