Super Eagles Star Sends Emotional Message to Nigerians After Crashing out at 2021 AFCON

Super Eagles Star Sends Emotional Message to Nigerians After Crashing out at 2021 AFCON

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Nigeria on Sunday, January 23, crashed out of the 2021 African Cup of Nations losing the knockout round against Tunisia
  • Moses Simon has explained that the defeat against Tunisia came as a painful one to him and his other teammates
  • Super Eagles players will now be shifting their attention to the final World Cup qualifier against Ghana in March

Super Eagles winger Moses Simon has made it clear that the result him and his teammates got against Tunisia at the ongoing 2021 African Cup of Nations was not the one they wanted.

To the surprise of many Nigerian football fans, the Super Eagles who have been rated to win the title in Cameroon were beaten 1-0 by Tunisia in the round of 16 on Sunday, January 23.

Before the Super Eagle crashed out of the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon, Moses Simon produced superb performances in Nigeria's first three games against Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.

Moses Simon
Moses Simon in action for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Photo by DANIEL BELOUMOU OLOMO
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However, his wing was clipped against Tunisia in the round of 16 as the Tunisian players had a superb game plan for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

What exactly is Moses Simon's message?

According to what the 26-year-old winger posted on his official social media page, he explained that the Super Eagles will come back stronger in subsequent matches.

Moses Simon's reaction to AFCON 2021 crashing

''We had the support of our passionate fans and stepped on the pitch to defend our nation with all our hearts. Sadly, it did not end the way we wanted.
''As a team we win together, lose together and will come back stronger again, starting with the games in March.Thanks for all your support in Cameroon God bless.''

Tunisian players mock Super Eagles as they sing, dance to music of top Nigerian singer after AFCON win

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how video emerged on social media where players of the Tunisians national team were spotted mocking the Super Eagles by singing and dancing to the song of Nigerian singer Bracket.

This happened after beating the Super Eagles of Nigeria 1-0 in the 2021 AFCON knockout on Sunday night, January 23, in a match that Eguavoen's side played most of the second half with 10 men.

And while the Tunisian players were working into the dressing room, they were spotted singing and dancing to Bracket's music titled Mama Africa.

Youssef Msakni who plays as a winger or forward for Al Arabi on loan from Al-Duhail scored the only goal of the match in the 47th minute beating Super Eagles goalie Maduka Okoye nicely.

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