According to them, Nigeria failed to advance to the next stage because President Buhari jinxed the Super Eagle when he interacted with the players on the phone prior to their match against Tunisia.
They argue that the Super Eagles were insurmountable in the tournament until the phone call that changed the narrative.
Nigeria was the only side in West Africa to win all three group games in the 2021 AFCON. They beat Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau to progress to the round of 16.
See tweets from some Nigerians below:
— BlackDiamond💎 (@mr_tee__) January 23, 2022
— DSK 🇬🇭🇳🇬🐦🐐💉 (@_therealdsk) January 23, 2022
— IF EVIL LAST 4 A LONG TIME,IT BECOMES A TRADITION. (@Kaeyllae) January 23, 2022
🇹🇳 Saied: If your team lose, I will give you loan
— Your Igbotic Uncle (@chimaevery) January 23, 2022
— Unbothered Samzy💫🧚 (@Samzy_Chuks) January 23, 2022