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Nigerian Footballer Odion Ighalo Unmoved By Death Threats From Disappointed Nigerians After World Cup Exit

Odion Ighalo death threats

Nigeria’s Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has reacted to the alleged death threat issued to his family in Lagos on the social media due to his failure to score goals from clear-cut opportunities against Argentina, saying it was not deliberate.

NAN reports that Ighalo, who replaced Kelechi Ihanacho in the second half of the match between Nigeria and Argentina in the ongoing World Cup in Russia, failed to convert a through pass from Ahmed Musa had incurred the anger of fans.

However, most Nigerian fans strongly believed that if Ighalo had scored the goal, it would have seen the Super Eagles through to the Round of 16 of the World Cup.

Speaking through his Social Media timeline, Ighalo, who was involved in Nigeria’s qualification for the World Cup, said that he regretted not scoring the crucial goal.

“It is a great experience to play at the World Cup and I enjoyed every moment of it, but sometimes things don’t work the way you want.

“But life has to go on, I am grateful to God I did not sustain any injury,’’ he said.

NAN reports that after the match which generated a lot of ill-comments from fans, the Changchun Yatai F.C. of China’s striker, apologised to Nigerians and assumed personal responsibility for the blunder.




    June 28, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    All the players tried their best I don’t know why Nigerians expected super eagles to beat Argentina? if Nigeria play against Argentina 10 times Argentina would beat Nigeria 8 times

  2. Danti

    June 29, 2018 at 12:05 AM

    Why picking a player from China anyway? l remember back in 1993, Westrhof refused to invite Chima Okorie who was scoring a lot of goals in Asia league. Our future hope, Iheanacho, needs to improve possessions skills, if you don’t have that, you must learn how to release the ball in timely fashion.

  3. Mon

    June 29, 2018 at 1:45 AM

    Nigeria is not worth dying for anymore because those who died for her are easily forgotten and all regretting in their grave…..they were all very careful not to sustain any injury, what we saw as lack of confidence was actually extra careful, they all played at their own risk because if any sustain an injury, Nigeria don’t give a damn,you are on your own.

    If ever Nigeria will continue to exist and lucky to qualify in the next 4yrs, only home squad can win that World cup for Nigeria, they only need little exposure.

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