Naira Marley Cries Out As Tunisia Knock Nigeria Out of AFCON, Reveals Why He Stopped Watching Football

Naira Marley Cries Out As Tunisia Knock Nigeria Out of AFCON, Reveals Why He Stopped Watching Football

  • Nigeria vs Tunisia ended in disaster for the Super Eagles of Nigeria who are now out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
  • The Carthage Eagles grabbed the lone goal of the encounter following a Youssef Msakni effort from outside the area
  • Reactions continue to trail Nigeria’s loss as music ace Naira Marley lamented that he stopped watching football because of the national team and Arsenal

Nigerian music sensation Naira Marley has expressed disappointment following Nigeria’s loss to Tunisia in the Round of 16 of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.

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, GOAL reports.

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Tunisia
Nigeria vs Tunisia saw Eagles crash out of AFCON 2021. Photo: Daniel Beloumou Olomo
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Nigeria played most parts of the second half with 10 men after Alex Iwobi was sent off following a dangerous tackle.

Nigerians react

And 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.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Naira Marley who expressed heartbreak says it is one of the reasons he stopped watching the game of football.

The ‘Soapy’ crooner particularly named the Super Eagles and Arsenal football club as teams that cost him his emotions.

He tweeted:

“This is why I don’t watch football anymore because of Nigeria and Arsenal.”

And thousands of his fans have taken to the reply section of the tweet to react to the post.

One wrote:

“You de support Nigeria and Arsenal, President, if you wan live long, support Chelsea.”

Another added:

“Naira you dey support both Nigeria and arsenal like this.....Your mental health is at stack o.”

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A fan said:

“You get mind oh Naira why you go support Nigeria and Arsenal together you want give yourself heart attack? Omo you get mind.”

Another said:

“Nigeria and Arsenal, Only you??? Your heart strong o”

Burkina Faso through to AFCON quarter-final

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

The Burkinabe 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.

Source: Sports Brief News