‘Even my local team can string passes more than this Super Eagles’- Nigeria fans irate after Equatorial Guinea stalemate

It is an unfavourable atmosphere for Super Eagles fans on X on Sunday.

After the Super Eagles’ stalemate with Equatorial Guinea in the AFCON 2023 opener at the Stade Alassane Ouattara, social media users have condemned the Super Eagles for not putting in any effort.

 How the game unfolded

The match delivered everything one could anticipate from a football game, resulting in two goals. Iban Salvador secured the lead for Equatorial Guinea in the 36th minute, but their advantage was short-lived as Victor Osimhen equalised for the Super Eagles just two minutes later, concluding the first half.

Following the interval, the Super Eagles took control of the game but were unable to establish a definitive lead.

Osimhen missed two excellent chances, while Sanusi Zaidu and Ademola Lookman also failed to convert their opportunities. Equatorial Guinea endured intense stoppage-time pressure to secure a crucial draw.

Super Eagles fans register their displeasure

According to one fan, even his local football team could string up passes more than the Super Eagles.

Super Eagles can only pray and dance

Another fan, obviously saddened by the results, didn't mince words when he described the Super Eagles as being good with prayers and dancing but rubbish on the pitch.

No hope lost

Another fan was optimistic that the Super Eagles could turn things around and even go ahead to win the tournament as was the case in 2013.

Nigeria faced with a must-win encounter

The Super Eagles are faced with a must-win encounter against host nation Ivory Coast on January 18.

The fate of Jose Peseiro and his charges in the tournament is largley dependent on the game against the Ivorians, who won their first game against Guinea-Bissau

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Godfred Budu

Godfred Budu is a purpose-driven Ghanaian sports writer with a sharp eye for excellence. He has had stints with www.kickgh.com inkandkicks.com and ghanafans.com. He loves to talk and write about football on the African continent.