Former aide of the ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari should be blamed for the defeat suffered by the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Cameroon.
The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia defeated the Super Eagles in the round of 16 by 1-0 on Sunday, marking the end of their journey in the tournament.
According to Omokri, Buhari has negative energy which he transferred to the players following the video call he earlier made to the team on Sunday.
The Super Eagles who had finished top of their group after winning the three group stage matches, were knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, by the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia emerged as the best loser of their group.
Omokri in a post on his social media post handle emphasised that misfortune befell the Super Eagles moment the President made the video call.
Buhari is the reason Tunisia defeated Nigeria so disastrously
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.”
Buhari had on 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), when he charged them on top of their game.