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Buhari How Twitter blamed president for Super Eagles loss

Twitter didn't spare President Buhari after the Super Eagles lost to Croatia in a World Cup game. Here's how all of that unfolded.

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President Buhari is pictured calling the Super Eagles ahead of their game against Croatia. Twitter didn't like the gesture


Minutes before the Super Eagles of Nigeria took on the Croatian national team in a World Cup game on June 16, 2018, the presidency tweeted that President Muhammadu Buhari rang the Nigerian football team to relay the nation’s goodwill.

Super Eagles were praised after Lionel Messi inspired Argentina to a 2-1 victory in their final group D game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, on Tuesday, June 26. play The Super Eagles line up to take on Croatia (Twitter/Super Eagles)

“President @MBuhari spoke with the @NGSuperEagles this evening, ahead of their opening World Cup match against Croatia; and assured them of the full support of the nation. #SoarSuperEagles”, the tweet read.


As it turned out, Nigeria lost the encounter by two unreplied goals and angry Nigerians who were looking for a scapegoat, turned on their president.

President Buhari was soon the recipient of some late night bashing after the game.

We reproduce some of the tweets below:

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have arrived in Volgograd for their must win 2018 FIFA World Cup group D game against Iceland. play A downcast Super Eagles trudge off the pitch after losing to Croatia (@NGSuperEagles)


Twitter reacted as the Super Eagles lost 2-0 to Croatia in their 2018 FIFA World Cup, group D opener on Saturday, June 16. play Etebo concedes an own goal against Croatia (FIFA)


The Super Eagles next game at the World Cup is against Iceland on Friday, June 22. The Eagles have it all to do now to stay in the tournament, as another loss will see them being eliminated.

Some Nigerians will be hoping that another presidential phone call doesn't happen before the Iceland game.

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