'It’s a Minute Silence for the Old Anthem,' Fans React as Super Eagles Stay Quiet During National Anthem [Video] - Beyond Boders

‘It’s a Minute Silence for the Old Anthem,’ Fans React as Super Eagles Stay Quiet During National Anthem [Video]

During the recent match between the Super Eagles and South Africa, fans noticed something unusual; the Super Eagles players remained silent during the national anthem.

Beyond Boders observed that the new anthem, ‘Nigeria we hail thee’, seemed to be a struggle for them.

The match, held at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, ended in a 1-1 draw, but before the kickoff, instead of singing along as expected, the Nigerian players stood quietly.

It is customary for players to sing their national anthems before an international game, but this time, the Super Eagles’ silence drew attention.

Watch video below:


On social media, Nigerians shared their thoughts. Many understood the challenge the players faced, suggesting they had not had enough time to learn the new anthem properly.

The moment sparked a discussion online, with fans expressing various opinions on the matter. See comments below:

AKEREDOLU_AYO: “Look them well it’s actually a minute silence for the old anthem”

Adesanyajnr: “Nobody go sabi that Anthem in 2 years. Wetin we Dey think pass Anthem”

MosesUbongabasi: “Even Tinubu wey bring am back no sabi am.”

Osazeyy7: “Me I for don laugh if I dey there”

A_W_Joseph: “The whole idea no make sense. I no go learn this thing walai”

SauceOfUyo: “Walai I no dey learn anything”

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