4 A cross-section of football enthusiasts speaking in Garoua said it was a very painful exit for the three-time champions, adding that Nigeria did not deserve to lose the way they did.
6 “I’m not happy. We allowed that cheap goal, very cheap goal! What is it? I’ve always said that when you give Super Eagles players the most importance is when they fail you and that’s what happened. How can he beat us? Tunisia? with this team? It’s painful,” he said.
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9 “Well, what I’m going to say is that since Vincent Enyeama left, we haven’t had another good goalkeeper.
11 “We lost concentration. Even when we were a man down, he didn’t show himself in the game apart from the mistake he made.
12 “I’m in pain right now, but that’s football for you. We’ll try our luck next time,” she said.
14 “As a Nigerian, I am very sad because I did not expect the result to be the way it did, especially against a depleted Tunisian team.
15 “I was hoping we were going to beat them silly, but unfortunately it was a silly goal that gave them (Tunisia) the win.
16 “However, it is one of those things, it is part of football and we have to accept it that way,” he said.
17 Ngozi Okoroafo, an NFSC member from Lagos, said: “I am saddened by what happened. The boys played very well, but I guess luck was not only on their side.
18 Enjoyemmy Okegdo, a Lagos fan, said the players failed to convert many scoring opportunities, which turned out to be the team’s biggest downfall.
19 “Of course I feel bad, I’m not happy. Our plan was to fly higher after racking up a record nine points in the group stage.
20 “It’s unfortunate that one of the biggest losers in the group stage was the team that knocked us out.
21 “I felt like our guys should have taken their chances and scored sooner, but they missed a lot of those scoring chances in the first half.
22 “Secondly, this was a very crucial match and I think we really underestimated this Tunisian team, but in everything we give glory to God,” he said.
23 Emmanuel Odikor, a fan from Lagos, said he expected more from the Super Eagles, especially after the team’s feat in the group stage.
24 “It was a very bad experience and a bad day for us. We won all of our group games, but we messed it up in the knockout stage.
25 “I don’t blame the players but the goalkeeper. It was Tunisia’s only goal attempt and they couldn’t save it.
26 “The players really did their best and we don’t have to give up. The World Cup is coming up and we can do better. “So my advice is to go back to the drawing board and come back stronger,” he said.
27 Usman Zubairu, a Cameroon Super Eagles fan, said he was coaching Nigeria during the match but felt sorry for the team when they lost.
28 He did, however, say that his love for the Super Eagles remains very strong, adding that they would bounce back from the setback into a much better side in their next few games,” he said.
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