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AFCON 2021: What Super Eagles needed at tournament – Pinnick

Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has defended the national team’s performance in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, claiming that all they needed was better fortune.

Pinnick emphasized in a series of tweets that the players played admirably in Cameroon.

The Super Eagles were eliminated in the second round after losing 1-0 to Tunisia.

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Austin Eguavoen’s side were eliminated after winning all of their group games, scoring six goals and allowing only one.

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Pinnick wrote: “Good day Nigeria. First off, I would like to thank our magnificent group of players, technical team and backroom staff for their stellar work at the just concluded 33rd AFCON. We played that competition to win it, but sometimes, you also need a bit of luck.

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“After three wins …playing good football as well, we were unlucky in our Round of 16 match. Nevertheless, it was a brilliant showing by our team & showed the level of work the coaching crew put in. That has also been recognized by the latest @FIFAcom rankings placing Nigeria as the 3rd best on the continent.”

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