AFCON 2023: Napoli’s Post About Osimhen After Nigeria’s Win Against South Africa Triggers Backlash

AFCON 2023: Napoli’s Post About Osimhen After Nigeria’s Win Against South Africa Triggers Backlash

  • Napoli trended in the Nigerian online space over their congratulatory post to Victor Osimhen and the Super Eagles
  • The Italian Serie A club shared a picture of their star player, Osimhen, shortly after Nigeria defeated South Africa in the ongoing AFCON
  • Napoli's congratulatory post triggered reactions from Nigerian football fans as they dragged the football club for not reacting since the commencement of the tournament
  • In a chat with, Onah Uzy Assumpta, a Super Eagles supporter, shared her take on the Super Eagles' performance at the AFCON

Nigeria's Super Eagles win over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa has continued to stir excitement and jubilation on and off social media.

Italian Serie A side Napoli, the football club Nigerian star Victor Osimhen is signed to, also joined in the celebration.

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Napoli celebrates Victor Osimhen.
Nigerians drag Napoli over message to Victor Osimhen. Credit: @victorosimhen9
Source: Instagram

Shortly after the Super Eagles eliminated South Africa via penalty shoot-out, Napoli took to their social media timeline to share a flyer with a picture of Osimhen on it.

The club issued a congratulatory message to Osimhen and the Super Eagles for making it to the finals, where they will face Cote d'Ivoire.

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A caption on Napoli's official X, formerly known as Twitter, read:

"Congratulations to @victorosimhen9 and @NGSuperEagles on reaching the final of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations!"

See their post below:

Osimhen: Nigerians knock Napoli

Nigerian football lovers flooded the comment section to drag the Italian club for failing to post about Osimhen since the AFCON tournament commenced.

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"After all the matches he has been playing … osimhen should just get ready to leave Napoli."


"How do you want your thunder? Boiled or parboiled, fried or marinated one, deep fried or baked? Just tell us and stay in one place, don't trouble the dispatch rider."


"Una think say we dey beg una. If una like post, if una no like no post. Osimhen go soon leave una."


"Werey na today you go post Victor?????"


"Good morning. Na now una day break."


"Una papa."

The Super Eagles are doing great

Onah Uzy Assumpta, who is rooting for Nigeria, believes the Super Eagles have been impressive so far.

She said:

"They are doing great, in my opinion. I really want us to win this. Even though I’m not a football fan."

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How Nwabali Stanley reacted to Nigeria's win recently reported that Nwabali Stanley broke his silence after their victory over South Africa on Wednesday, February 7.

The emotional goalie shared a picture of himself on the pitch while stating that he was born to play football.

He also issued a message to his South African fans.


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