Godwin Komone, a popular Nigerian comedian better known as Gordons, has recommended that the Nigerian national team should not be called Super Eagles anymore.
Obviously displeased with the failure of the national team to qualify for the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), Komone described the state of football in Nigeria as dead.
“Naija football is dead,” he wrote on Twitter
“Why do we still call them Super Eagles, when we can just say Eagles of Nigeria or ‘Eaglets of Nigeria.’”
Naija football is dead. Why do we still call them Super Eagles, when we can just say Eagles of Nigeria or ‘Eaglets of Nigeria’.
— Comedian Gordons (@GordonComedian) March 30, 2016
The national team lost out on the tournament after losing to Egypt in a match that ended 1-0 in Alexandria, Egypt on Tuesday. However, Amaju Pinnick, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, has pinned the team’s failure on destiny, saying: “Last minute, we conceded in Kaduna when we were ready to be jubilating with the one-goal lead.
“To me, that is destiny at work. When destiny played out, there’s nothing we can do about it.”