AFCON: Alex Iwobi Breaks Silence On Super Eagles Elimination
Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi, has reacted to the elimination of the Nigerian football team from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Recall that the Super Eagles were eliminated from the tournament after losing 1-0 to Tunisia on Sunday night.
Tunisia qualified for the quarter-finals of the tournament, following Youssef Msakni’s second-half strike.
Iwobi was sent off during the match while Goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye was condemned for allowing Msakni’s shot to get past him.
The Everton midfielder in a post on his Instagram account on Tuesday promised Nigerians that the team would bounce back from the defeat.
He wrote: “Moments of joy can quickly turn into pain and anguish. As much as it’s a part of football, we came for more.
“Our fans who shared these moments with us both in Cameroon and across the world deserved more!
“The beauty of the game is the next moment of jubilation is never too far around the corner.
“We will be back to fight for our nation, stronger. We owe it to you, and I owe it to myself. Thank you for all the words of support & encouragement – it doesn’t go unnoticed.”