Heartbreak As Super Eagles Stars Spotted Shedding Tears After Nigeria Crashed Out of AFCON 2021

Heartbreak As Super Eagles Stars Spotted Shedding Tears After Nigeria Crashed Out of AFCON 2021

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Super Eagles of Nigeria crashed out of the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup after losing 1-0 to the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia
  • It was a fight to finish at the Stade Roumdé Adjia, Garoua, but the North African side smiled home after regulation time
  • Nigerian stars Moses Simon and Ola Aina were spotted the moment they were crying as they now pack their bags from Cameroon

It was seemed to be a shock, a number of Super Eagles stars were spotted crying after they crashed out of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.

Evening Standard reports that North African side Tunisia handed their West African counterparts a 1-0 defeat which saw the Nigerian stars pack their bags from the tournament.

The Super Eagles were tactically overpowered by a very disciplined Carthage Eagles who were cautious as they clipped the wings of Nigerian stars.

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Super Eagles players in tears following AFCON 2021 exit. Photo: modovictorekene
Source: Twitter

The only goal of the game came in the 46th minute when Youssef Msakni found space outside the area and powered home a ferocious shot which goalkeeper Maduka Okoye flicked into his own net.

It then went from bad to worse for the Nigerian team when Alex Iwobi was shown straight red moments after coming on as a second-half substitute.

With 10-men, the Eagles raised their game as they were heading out of the competition, but the Tunisian side were resolute to win the encounter.

At the blast of the final whistle, a number of the Nigerian players went down the turf, while others managed to bury their heads.

Famous photojournalist Modo Victor captured the moment winger Moses Simon and defender Ola Aina were full of tears.

It was full of disappointment for Nigeria as it spelt disaster that they will no longer take part in the tournament despite their ‘favourites’ status.

Ghanaians troll Nigeria over AFCON exit

Meanwhile, Ghanaians are celebrating the elimination of Nigeria from the Africa Cup of Nations after their last 16 defeat to Tunisia at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Fans of the Black Stars took to Twitter to troll their Nigerian bothers, as they whet the appetite for the crucial World Cup qualifier in March this year.

Nigeria were reduced to 10-men in the 64th minute after Alex Iwobi was sent off for dangerous tackle.

Burkina Faso through to AFCON quarter-final

Sports Brief earlier reported that Burkina Faso are through to the quarter-finals of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Burkina Faso booked a place in the last eight of the competition after seeing off Gabon 7-6 in post-match penalties in a thrilling last 16 tie played on Sunday, January 23.

The match had to be decided via penalties after they settled for a 1-1 draw after regulation time

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.