Why Nigeria lost to Tunisia - Okocha
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Why Nigeria lost to Tunisia – Okocha

Austin Okocha has offered his thought on why he felt the Super Eagles of Nigeria were beaten by the Carthage of Eagles in the AFCON round of 16.

Nigeria who are heavy favourites to win the title were shocked by Youssef Msakni 47th minutes strike. Substitute Alex Iwobi was also sent off in the 66rd minutes less than 7 minutes after coming on.

Nigeria gave everything but their numerical disadvantage didn’t do them any favour as they bowed out in the round of 16 to a COVID-19 ravaged Tunisia.

“Lack of leadership,” replies Okocha when asked why he felt Nigeria lost.

“At no point was there a player who wanted to take responsibility.

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“Fire them on and keep them going, they were all playing on their own leaving each other to sort things out themselves.”

Nigeria will now focus on qualifications for world cup where Ghana is waiting while Tunisia will play Burkina Faso in the quarterfinal of the AFCON 2021.

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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3 months ago

Responding to Okocha .
What do you understand as leadership
They play all their best.football one most lose for the other to win..it was a game of chance..

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