AFCON 2021: We were taught a life lesson – Jay Jay Okocha reveals why Nigeria lost 1-0 to Tunisia

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Jay-Jay Okocha

Former Super Eagles captain, Austine Jay Jay Okocha, has reacted to Nigeria’s 1-0 defeat to Tunisia that marks the end of their stay at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Many football lovers all over the world would be surprised that Nigeria crashed out of the tournament in such manner after finishing from the group with comfortable nine points.

The Super Eagles could not find their wings against the more resolute Carthage Eagles, who executed the game without about 12 of their main players.

Okocha, who described the result as disappointing, added that it was a life lesson to football lovers.

The 1994 AFCON winner suggested that Nigeria underrated their opponents.

Speaking on Super Sports after the game, Okocha said, “It’s a disappointing night for us, but we have to say congratulations to Tunisia. Well deserved victory. I think they outsmarted us tonight tactically.

“They came with a good game plan and they executed it. And you know, it’s a lesson to every football lover. Football is always the winner…a game has to be played first.

“We didn’t do enough to win this match and we were taught a life lesson today. So, we just have to pick ourselves up, find positives and build from there.”

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