Nigerians on social media are lamenting the loss of the Super Eagles to Guinea in a pre-AFCON friendly played today (Monday).
They are also expressing reservations about the team’s chances of doing well at the AFCON scheduled to start on the 13th of January in Cote d’Ivoire.
The doubt and scepticism followed the Super Eagles’ 2-0 loss to Guinea in the recent friendly match played at the Bani Yas Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The Jose Peseiro-led squad, failing to find the net, experienced a demoralising defeat against Guinea, casting a shadow over their preparedness for the imminent AFCON tournament.
Fans took to social media to lament the loss.
X user, timidakolo, remarked, “Our beloved Super Eagles is now a mockingbird.”
Miraculousound shared his thoughts, stating, “I still wonder what the team has been preparing in the camp. If they can lose a friendly game, what kind of confidence or fear factor will be in the mind of their opponent heading into the competition? Super Eagles, it is well.”
Johndoe_pa expressed surprise, saying, “So Guinea won Nigeria 2-0 and everywhere is quiet? Imagine supporting the Super Eagles and Arsenal at the same time. Su!c!de mission…”
Buchi Laba voiced frustration, saying, “The one thing that seriously gets me so angry about the Super Eagles is this: ‘let’s go it again!’ Do what again, please? Repeat failures again! Get away!”
Also writing on X, marieterezz said, “Bunch of weaklings. Theirs is to complete the numbers after which they collect their money from the NFA and then run back to their respective clubsides. Bunch of unpatriotic losers.”
Writing in broken English, Abradinho1 questioned the team’s performance, saying, “No be the same people wey dem tell us say dem beat people 12 -0 be dat. Then, what happened?”
Im_ScraPer added a touch of sarcasm, saying, “The #SuperEagles have just lost 2 – 0 to Guinea, who are ranked 80th in the FIFA rankings. Me, I know say na fine JERSEY parade we wan go do for CAMEROON.”