Nigeria might have been dissapointed with a third place finish, but there is no denying the amount of passion they have for the Super Eagles, and now, new Facebook facts have proven all we have since known, that Nigeria was the most discussed team at the 2019 AFCON tournament.
This is no doubt helped by the fact that Nigeria has the largest population in the entire continent, as well as arguably more people online. But it also goes to show just how invested Nigerians, and indeed people of other countries are on the progress of the Super Eagles throughout the tournament.
There’s also no denying the level of popularity the Super Eagles’ kit has given the team since it was unveiled last year. Besides the beloved kit, the stats further reveal that Nigeria generated the most discussions on Facebook about AFCON.
Furthermore, the day that got most people engaged on Facebook was the day of the semi-finals, in which Nigeria played against Algeria. So, putting all this together, it makes perfect sense that Nigeria totally owned the AFCON discussion on Facebook.
Coming to the players, Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez emerged as the most discussed player in the tournament, way ahead of Golden Boot winner, Odion Ighalo, who came in at a slightly surprising number five on the list.
Check out the Facebook infographic below: