Hours after suffering an embarrassing 2-0 loss to debutants Madagascar at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, players of the Super Eagles have embarked on hunger strike to bemoan the defeat, AOIFootball.com understands
AOIFootball.com can confirm authoritatively that the loss did do more harm to the players as all 23 players failed to turn up for dinner, withdrawing to their rooms and going to bed early to quickly forget the loss.
The hotel management had informed the team’s handlers that the dinner was ready but surprisingly none of the players showed up as they were still mourning what many Nigerians described as an embarrassing loss to a country ranked outside the top 100 in the world.
The players who remain remorseful after the loss, however, want Nigerians to quickly forgive them as they promise to hit the ground running soonest ahead of the knockout stages which begin on Friday.
Nigeria finished with six points in Group B, one behind leaders Madagascar but will remain in Alexandria as they welcome either Ghana, Cameroon or the Benin Republic in the Round of 16 on Saturday.