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Nigerians react after Eguavoen congratulates Dessers, others on European progression



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The Super Eagles missed on the World Cup to Ghana and fans of the national team are still unhappy over the disappointment

Former Super Eagles coach, Austin Eguavoen congratulated Nigerian players in various grades of European football for making it to the semifinals.

Samuel Chukwueze, Calvin Bassey, Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo, Cyriel Dessers, Ademola Lookman, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi all have their clubs playing in a European semifinal this season.

Chukwueze scored Villarreal’s suckerpunch against Bayern Munich to help the Yellow Submarine qualify for the Champions League semifinal for the first time since 2006.

Aribo and Bassey were in sizzling form as Rangers overturned defeat to Braga to defeat the Portuguese team at Ibrox on Thursday in the Europa League. Leicester’s Iheanacho and Lookman played a role in the Foxes’ first European semifinal ever as they defeated PSV to qualify for the semis of the Europa Conference League.

Dessers also scored twice for Feyenoord to help the Dutch side qualify for the semifinal of the ECL at the expense of Slavia Prague.

Eguavoen, thrilled by these developments used his official Twitter handle to congratulate his players but the responses and comments he got showed Nigerians have hardly forgotten the World Cup debacle.