If there is one thing about South African social media users, they will humble you by reminding you of your losses.
After Nigeria failed to retrieve the title of ‘AFCON champions’ following their finals match against Côte d’Ivoire, South Africans on social media took it upon themselves to remind the rival country of their other missed opportunities.
Nigerians on X (formerly Twitter) first started trolling South Africans after Bafana Bafana was knocked out of the finals by the country during an intense semi-final match. Nigeria won in a penalty shootout of 4-2 against the boys which resulted in the rivals heading to the finals. As a playful diss to mzansi and rubbing salt in the wounds, Nigerians posted videos of themselves celebrating to Tyla’s Grammy-winning hit, Water.
Unfortunately for them, their victory against South Africa did not have them seeing gold at the end.
AFCON winners Côte d’Ivoire obtained a 2-1 victory against Nigeria’s Super Eagles with the cherry on top being that they won the cup in their home country.
South African X users saw this as an opportunity to troll Nigerians about their losses. Check out some of the hilarious posts below.
No Grammy Award
Just tears 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/9sMPLuuqZN
— ChrisExcel (@ChrisExcel102) February 11, 2024
No African cup
Just a Batman mask for Nigeria 😩 pic.twitter.com/bxyUOJ6EqR
— Hermaine M (@HermaineM) February 12, 2024
Thank you Ivory Coast for humbling Nigeria. 🇨🇮🇳🇬
The “Mighty” Eagle has fallen 😂😂 what a day to be alive and be South African. 🇿🇦 Today we are having Jollof for breakfast…
We even take Jollof from you
😂😂 #AFCONFinal pic.twitter.com/x1V9QD89YO
— Madam B (@kgwooteyT) February 12, 2024
No Grammy award
No Rugby World Cup
No boxing championship
Just unnecessary noise and jollof rice 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/rbGsKNd9ll
— Nqobile Mahungu🇿🇦🇺🇸 (@nqobile_mahungu) February 11, 2024
And certainly not leading with currency
But Nigeria says they own African
What does Nigeria mean pic.twitter.com/jVeRtwdZA8
— ChrisExcelFake (@ChrisExcel102i) February 12, 2024