Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi became the bete noire to Nigerians who blame him for Riyad Mahrez’s late winner which gave Algeria a 201 win over Nigeria in a semi-final clash of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Mahrez’s blasted the freekick on Akpeyi side but the Nigerian goalkeeper was wrongly positioned and could not save.
It was a goal that came at the death of the semi-final clash at the Cairo International Stadium and ended Nigeria’s quest for a fourth AFCON title.
While Twitter Nigeria had a lot of names to blame, Akpeyi got a large chunk of it.
The Nigerian goalkeeper had over 10,000 tweets, blaming him for Algeria’s last minute goal that he became the sixth trending topic for hours after the game.
Nigeria’s loss sent Twitter in a meltdown as Nigerians reacted in real time. The Nigeria Vs Algeria game dominated the top trends of Twitter Nigeria.
Blame on green kit
As absurd as it may sound or look, many Nigerians blamed Super Eagles’ green kit’ for bringing black luck to Nigeria.
This particular speculation has ‘Jersey’ as number five on the Twitter trends.