Fans watching the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final showdown between Senegal and Tunisia at the June 30 Stadium in Cairo have heavily criticised Teranga Lions striker, M’Baye Niang, for his performance so far in the crucial encounter.
Niang, who has yet to score a goal at AFCON 2019, was guilty of missing a great chance to put Senegal ahead in the first half, taking over possession from team-mate Sadio Mane in the 36th minute only to send a snap-shot wide of target from close range.
And that miss along with his inability to find the back of the net for the Teranga Lions so far in Egypt has led to the Stade Rennes of France star getting heavily criticised for the miss.
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Keita Balde was dropped for the clash against Tunisia but this fan believes he should have started instead of Niang
— Danny the journalist (@DannyJournalist) July 14, 2019
One fan was left wondering why Niang gets picked for the Senegal national team
So does Niang get picked in the international team because of his height? cause I can’t remember the last time he had a decent game. ? #SENTUN
— ً (@nazj_) July 14, 2019
This fan has been left livid by Niang’s display as seen in his comment
this niang guy is just a waste of space in that no.9 role. dude is slow, selfish with the ball and keep on looking for flimsy faults. no wonder he hasn't bagged a goal since the beginning of the competition. #SENTUN
— silas omwanda (@silamwash) July 14, 2019
Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse has been given some advise on Niang
Cant someone replace Niang or what. Seems he has the coach's nude ?????#SENTUN
— DEMAGOGUE .?senior advocat? (@von_Bismack) July 14, 2019
Can someone substitute Niang? He is playing nothing #SENTUN
— Samourai Amos (@SamuraiAmos) July 14, 2019
Niang is not the only striker who has let fans down at AFCON 2019
— stephen nasoro (@scnasoro) July 14, 2019
And this one in French posted along with a meme that sums up how Niang has left fans feeling about him
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Niang still has the second half to redeem his reputation in the eyes of fans. Will he be able to get a goal against Tunisia and help Senegal reach the AFCON 2019 final? Share your views with us in the comment section.