Egypt Fans Adopt Eagles After Pharaohs’ Exit; Back Nigeria To Win AFCON 2019 Title

Egypt Fans Adopt Eagles After Pharaohs’ Exit; Back Nigeria To Win AFCON 2019 Title

Egyptian fans are now rooting for the Super Eagles to lift the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations title following the Pharaohs’ shock exit from the competition, reports Completesports.com.

The host nation fell to a disappointing 1-0 defeat to the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in their Round of 16 encounter at the Cairo International Stadium on Saturday.

Thembinkosi Lorch scored the winning goal for the Bafana Bafana five minutes from time.

The disappointed home fans have now decided to offer their full support to the Super Eagles.

“I still can’t believe we are out of the competition. Our boys gave their best but we were unlucky to lose the game. I hope Nigeria can win the competition now, “Ashram Mohammed, an avid Pharaohs supporter told Completesports.com.

Complete Sports’ Adeboye Amosu flanked by Pharaohs of Egypt fans in Alexandria

Mohammed’s view was corroborated by Tabarak Abod who couldn’t control his emotion after the Pharaohs’ early exit from the competition.

“It’s shame that we are out of the competition. We won all our group games but the performance was not good, ” Abod told Completesports.com.

“I will now offer my support to the Super Eagles. They are my second team in this competition. ”

Another Pharaohs fan, Tawfik Ahmed expressed his likeness for the Super Eagles and his desire to see the team win the competition.

“Egypt is out, Nigeria must win now,” Ahmed declared.

By Adeboye Amosu (pix: by Ganiyu Yusuf) in Alexandria

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  • Diuto Nwachukwu 2 years ago

    You Guys Counted Your chickens Before The Are Hatched… I Guess That’s Why You’re Eliminated! Thanks For Your Support..

  • Aauxtyne 2 years ago

    That is a welcomed development to have the Egyptians rooting for the Super Eagles of Nigeria after they painfully crashed out of the tourney being masterminded by the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

    At this point, the Super Eagles now have a new home to be supporred by a large pool of fans they cannot afford to disappoint. Should the Super Eagles defeat the “Banana Banana”; oh, the Bafana Bafana, they would have done their new home and fans a great favour that will endear more fans to them.

    There are scores to be settled and the match provides the opportunity for that.

  • Msayphozi 2 years ago

    YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE EAGLES I hope is not related to what south Africa just did to you as Egyptians because not so long ago the Eagles got a little doubled whip from the South Africans in their backyard just like you, at list you were lucky to get only one whip from RSA, in your support for them you should conserve a room for disappointment, I still wonder as to who you gonna support after your eagles are doomed again, I love Madagascar

    • Aauxtyne 2 years ago

      Once beaten, twice shy. The Super Eagles will not be doomed if they up their game. The support for the Eagles will be a good omen if well utilize.

    • Mykel 2 years ago

      @msarphozi, I don’t know how old u are but if u are old enough to have watched SA Vs NIG matches, u will know that we have actually dealt with u people mercilessly both in ur country and on neutral venues. but I won’t say much, I will allow the boys do the talking on d field

    • Oakfield 2 years ago

      U were lucky before , the ref denied us 2 good goals we scored in our last meeting but u ain’t gonna b lucky again this time around. I wonder what in the hell that gave u guys big mouths against the eagles. Talk as much u can, brag as much as u can but remember that the eagles do their talking on the pitch, kwantinu.

      • Aauxtyne 2 years ago

        Exactly, the AFCON qualifying match against Bafana Bafana, two “clean” goals were scored by the Super Eagles but were disallowed by the ref. Replay showed there was no offside.

    • Rasheed 2 years ago

      You may gain possession but we are going to score 3 goals to nothing against you up super eagels

    • onwajunior 2 years ago

      Naija dey try sha! Kudos to CSN. So South Africans are now coming to discuss football on our platforms. This goes to show how interesting this forum has become and how passionate we Nigerians love our sports. The other day it was one Cameroonian that commented here, today is South African. Keep it up CSN and our ever passionate fans.

  • Rhulani 2 years ago

    Bafana Bafana speed is a worrying factor. The count attack is second to non, remember the 2 nil defeat at home? We are coming for you fellas.

    • Aauxtyne 2 years ago

      Game will be decided in 90 minutes and then the case will be rested.

    • Here’s Baxter big tactical plan whenever his team is playing big teams like Egypt and Nigeria. He tells his boys to frustrate and hold the fancied team for 80 minutes. Then while pressing for a goal, 2 of his strikers are stationed in the other half with maybe only a single defender of the opponent and the goalkeeper. Then any chance they get, their goalkeeper or any player close by shoots the ball up to the 2 strikers poaching at the opponent’s half. He did it Nigeria and again in Egypt last week. He is outplayed for 80 minutes and tries willy-nilly to win the game and he and SAns go on singing on and on over a fluke win. This Wednesday, they’ll learn humility again.

    • Destiny 2 years ago

      That 2-0 win you guys won us at home was your first ever win against us in 25 years so

      Regardless of Wednesdays result nigeria has always dealt with you in football both in men and women,if you don’t know that Nigeria has always trash south africa In football check Nigeria vs southafrica. Head to head statistics and you will believe in your fucking head

  • Aauxtyne 2 years ago

    South Africa has never won an AFCON game against their Nigerian counterparts. They always lost and in earliest friendlies between the two sides, the Super Eagles have trounced them. It is in recent meetings that the tide seems to have changed. I hope it will change back to how it has always been.

    It is a believe that South Africa’ success in AFCON 1996 was as a result of Nigeria’s absence from that AFCON due to political tension that made the Super Eagles not to defend the title they won in 1994.

    I want to believe that the Super Eagles are on a revenge mission while the Bafana Bafana will want to prove that their recent runs over the Eagles are not a fluke. That makes the Nigeria vs South Africa match very interesting and the match of the quarter finals. It is even more interesting because they both in their own right defeated the two finalists of AFCON 2017, which the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon won 2-1.

  • That a great moral booster coming from the Egyptians the Super Eagles will never disappoint you guys come Wednesday the Eagles will take a pound of flesh from the Bafanabafana boys.. Bafanabafana has always been the Super Eagles wife so by Wednesday we shall send Bafanabafana to the market.. Up Super Eagles, Up Naija

  • Not just South Africans, Baxter is also the most arrogant coach I have ever seen. So full of himself! Listen carefully to his cocky press conferences; he never acknowledges the opposition. If he loses, it’s because his team were not pressing high enough; not his fault or cause the opposition was better on the day. Such braggart! I don’t know why I’m so glad it’s SA and not Egypt. These guys and Baxter sing about the Uyo every second like they won the World Cup. The good thing is that this is going to be a resounding win for Nigeria, 4-0, so no one is left in doubt again.

    • onwajunior 2 years ago

      Exactly, SA’s coach is an arrogant guy. Watched his interview when his team lost the WC spot to Senegal or so and he said that his team was better than the teams going to the WC and then he used Nigeria as an example.
      I pray we bash these guys with, if possible, double digits.

  • Bomboy 2 years ago

    Bafana Bafana, we are coming for you!