Former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari caused the defeat of Super Eagles of Nigeria in the ongoing 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.
Super Eagles were defeated by 1:0 by the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the round of 16 played on Sunday.
However, responding to the outcome of the match, Omokri in a post on his social media handle claimed, “Buhari is the reason Tunisia defeated Nigeria so disastrously.”
He said, “Iwobi red card, Iheanacho yellow card. All the time they have been playing this never happened. Why is it that it is the day they spoke to Buhari that these series of unwelcome events rained on us.
“Energies are very contagious. Avoid negative people.”
President Buhari had in the early hours of Sunday spoke with Coach Augustine Eguavoen, Team Captain Ahmed Musa, President of Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, and the Nigerian Ambassador to Cameroon, Gen Abayomi Olonisakin (Rtd), charging the team to remain on top of their game.
Super Eagles’ defeat came when Nigerians had hoped they would win the trophy, having watched them finish top of their group, after winning the three group stage matches in style.