A renowned Nigerian activist dubbed VeryDarkMan recently mocked President Tinubu’s reaction after the Super Eagles scored in the AFCON final.
The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final was held yesterday, February 11, 2024. However, the Nigerian Super Eagles were defeated 2-1 by the host nation, the Ivory Coast, on Sunday, February 11, 2023, and thus failed to earn the trophy.
The Super Eagles took an early lead in the first half of play, but the Elephants of Ivory Coast answered with a goal in the second half and then another goal later in the game.
The Super Eagles had gained an early lead in the first half, but the Elephants of Ivory Coast matched the score later in the game.
However, a video of President Tinubu celebrating the Super Eagles’ championship-game touchdown went viral online and sparked a variety of responses.
President Tinubu can be seen in the video relishing the Troost Ekong goal, unable to stand but grinning with glee as he raises his fist in celebration.
In response to Tinubu’s video, VeryDarkMan criticizes the president’s choice of celebration, claiming that he is too big to be enthused about the Nigerian Super Eagles.
Furthermore, VeryDarkMan said that President Tinubu’s celebration style might have played a role in the Super Eagles of Nigeria’s loss in the AFCON Final.
Football analytics specialist VeryDarkMan said that Super Eagles midfielder Iwobi needs to improve and that the team’s performance against Ivory Coast in the AFCON final wasn’t good enough.
Furthermore, he tells Ghanaians not to take Nigerian drag seriously, instead urging everyone to celebrate Ivory Coast as champions and live in love.
See some reactions below:
officialsarahmartins: All of us dey find whom to blame😂😂 Abeg na pastor Yul fake prophesy cause am…
phidel___: Winning against South Africa is bigger than winning the Afcon.🙄.
No Grammy No Cup No Light Very Anyhow Country.
quin_uju: Midfield was ran through and I also felt the coach should’ve subbed Osihmen off.
olawaleadekoya: e Tinubu…..how much is petrol again….ball don finish…mek we come back to reality😂.
mr_jayjey: Lets be honest. Naija didn’t play well through out the tournament. I don’t even know how we got to the finals.
frennon_official: Am a Nigerian and I can confidently say Ivory Coast deserved the trophy base on their performance tonight. Ahh dey beat us hands down. We plaid nonsense.