These tweets perfectly describe our reaction to Nigeria’s first match

June 17, 2018
Nigeria’s first match was yesterday and as you can expect Nigerians had a lot to say about it.

When we heard that it was Croatia we were playing against.

Who Croatia be sef?

Then we noticed that it’s not even only us that’s watching the match.

Good luck to the @NGSuperEagles today in the #WorldCup 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬

— Diddy (@Diddy) June 16, 2018 What kind of unnecessary pressure is this now?

When we realized that the only thing we had to offer this match is fine jersey…

Nigerian kits vs Nigeria’s football ability. pic.twitter.com/sfjgz6DLmH

— Danny WelBeast (@WelBeast) June 16, 2018

… and shaku shaku.

Croatia players warming up before the game like any serious team would do.

Nigeria players: pic.twitter.com/wmJ8XyTS2m — M (@Mike_Nkansah) June 16, 2018

Even Victor Moses could not take us to the promised land.

Moses has fallen more times than wall of Jericho

— Team Nigeria (@Iam_Abdulaxis) June 16, 2018

Maybe it would have been better if we had played in the afternoon.

Nigeria should have played in de afternoon, photosynthesis requires sunlight

— Fan-ice (@fredlittle111) June 16, 2018

After Croatia scored their second goal.

The Nigeria we expected in the world cup VS the Nigeria that showed up 😂😂😂 #CRONGA #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/dWestLLJe3

— JIGSAW (@Farnell_Mtey) June 16, 2018

We started questioning the reason they even went to Russia.

You people went for tourism. Thank God for journey mercies sha https://t.co/HIWSIBPUNh

— efe can sing. (@EfeOraka) June 16, 2018

But it’s not as if they didn’t try to warn us.

This one that Nigeria players are already begging even before our first #WorldCup match. They better not underperform 🙏 pic.twitter.com/qx9eZNWTOd

— Elvis Tunde ⚓ (@Tunnyking) June 16, 2018

Some people even began to lose faith.

Olamide & Phyno shot the video for “Road 2 Russia” yesterday. By the time they release it, the Super Eagles would already be on their way back from Russia.

— Övie (@OvieO) June 16, 2018

While some tried to help us renew it.

Spain lost their first game at the 2010 World Cup. They went on to win that World Cup. Random #WorldCup tweet.

— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) June 16, 2018

And when people tried to hate we reminded them that we are sha playing in the World Cup.

How can you hate from outside the Cup? You can’t even get in! https://t.co/Lr7VA8uaHR

— Tu abuelo (@CallMeAlhaji) June 16, 2018

At the end of the day who is to blame?

Who do you blame for our defeat?

The players? (Specify) The coach? The opponents? The stadium? Our government? Ghana?#CRONGA#WorldCup#NaijaIssaGoal #ShareACokeWithOurSuperEagles — Mad E’Leine 🧙‍♀️🇳🇬 (@badgalmaddie_) June 16, 2018

There might even be an upside to our loss.

Apparently, the Super Eagles of Nigeria promised their President that “We will bring the World Cup home.”

Let politicians also know how it feels to receive empty promises! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂#CRONGA — Francis Ndung’u (@Frank_ndungu_99) June 16, 2018

We might not have won this match but you know we stay winning with our jersey.

Just saying 😒 #CRONGA pic.twitter.com/tl6iaciu3z

— Ire Aderinokun (@ireaderinokun) June 16, 2018
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