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Ghanaian journalists, fans mock Nigeria for crashing out of AFCON 2021

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The Super Eagles were unbeaten prior to the Tunisia game The Super Eagles were unbeaten prior to the Tunisia game

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Ghanaian journalists and football fans are exacting revenge on Nigeria following their ‘shock’ exit from the ongoing African Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cameroon.

On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, the Black Stars of Ghana lost their last group C game to Comoros to end their AFCON campaign with a draw and two losses and a point.

Nigerians had a field day mocking the team and fans at a time they had won their first two games, they subsequently beat Equatorial Guinea to finish top of their group three wins out of three games.

In a battle of Eagles – Carthage vs. Super in the round of 16 clash in Garoua, the Tunisians prevailed thanks to a lone goal by Youssef Msakni who beat Nigeria goalkeeper Maduka Okoye with a long-range effort two minutes into the second half. Th Tunisians held on to knock Nigeria out.

On Twitter, Ghanaian journalists have not spared their Nigerian counterparts the pain of seeing their 100% win at the group stage blown apart by the North Africans.

See some of the mocking tweets below

Nigeria v. Tuisia Match Report by Ghana SoccerNet

Ghana’s 2022 World Cup play-off opponents Nigeria suffered a shock exit at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations when they were defeat 1-0 by the less-fancied Tunisia in Garoua on Sunday.

The Super Eagles, who were tipped as favourites for the competition, were stunned in front of their own supporters in the neighbouring Cameroonian city.

The Carthage Eagles upset 10-man Super Eagles to reach the quarter-final where they will face Burkina Faso.

The result means the Nigerians ended just one step ahead of Ghana that finished their campaign at the group stage of the competition.

Youssef Msakni beat Nigeria goalkeeper Maduka Okoye with a long-range effort two minutes into the second half to end the Super Eagles hopes of winning the title.

Nigeria’s task was made harder when Alex Iwobi was sent off following a video assistant referee review.

The West Africans were the only side to win all three group games in Cameroon, but were largely subdued against a side hit by Covid-19.

Nigeria forward Umar Sadiq fired across goal and wide in injury time after Moses Simon had earlier had an effort blocked by Carthage Eagles keeper Bechir Ben Said.

Tunisia, Nations Cup winners in 2004, will face Burkina Faso in the last eight on Saturday, 29 January.





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