At least six European clubs have reacted to Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to Ivory Coast in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, final on Sunday night.
Ivory Coast came from behind to beat Nigeria, thanks to second half goals from Franck Kessie and Sebastien Haller.
William Troost-Ekong did score for the Super Eagles in the first half.
Reacting after the game, Napoli in a tweet via their X account wrote: “Regardless of the final result, you have made us and your nation proud. Congratulations, Victor!”
Also reacting, Leicester City wrote: “A heartbreaking end for Kel and Nigeria at #AFCON2023.”
Similarly, Atalanta tweeted, “An amazing #AFCON2023 campaign anyway for #Lookman and his @NGSuperEagles. We’re proud of you.”
On their part, the official account of Cádiz Club de Fútbol in Nigeria, wrote: ” S. Tough end for the @NGSuperEagles after defeat to Côte d’Ivoire. Proud of the road to the final, making a whole nation dream again.”
Also reacting, Brentford tweeted: “An incredible journey, Frank. You carried the hopes of a nation superbly. We are so proud of you.”
Similarly, Nottingham Forest wrote: “Commiserations, Ola.”
Apart from Napoli, Brentford and other clubs supported Nigeria right from the beginning to the end, we appreciate their support.
Nigeria should start preparing for the next AFCON and world cup tournaments, we need new players, local players should be given the chance to showcase their talents.On a lighter note, Have we created enemies for ourselves in Africa, because I don’t understand why Ghanians and south Africans are seriously mocking us online, they’ve taken the banter to another level.