Okoye, Iwobi receive death threats after Eagles AFCON exit


Super Eagles goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye has been subjected to cyberbullying by fans, including death threats, following Nigeria’s exit from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon on Sunday following a 1-0 defeat to Tunisia.

Youssef Msakni scored the only goal of the encounter with a strike from 25 yards out to fire Tunisia to the last eight and break Nigerian hearts.

Some fans felt Okoye should have saved Msakni’s effort, while Iwobi was sent off for a foul after just six minutes on the pitch for what was deemed to be a dangerous tackle.

Iwobi had been sent into the game in the 59th minute for Kelechi Iheanacho to help change the complexity of the game, but his sending off further piled pressure on the midfield and the defence.

Here are some of the reactions on Twitter and Instagram:

@holardamolar tweeted,” Your own clothe no dey dirty for training, abi non be keeper you be?”

@Kingston_eze tweeted, ”Handsomeness no dey carry person go heaven sha”

@Sulaimo71344169 tweeted, ” Your papa no sabi anything, you think say na by fine boy, no come near Super Eagles again ever in your life…

@iam_blessed7 tweeted, ” Just go back to where you came from….”

@Udokas wrote “simple ball you can’t save. You shame me today walahi, I wonder why they even put you there as number one, you dey form fine boy for serious match.”

On Instagram, @Clifford_Marius under a picture posted by Okoye wrote, “It will not be well with you. I pray you don’t see next month, you will die in a plane crash.”

@la_isle on Instagram wrote, “Maduka, you will not live long. You sold this AFCON match to the Tunisians.”

Another Instagram user, @pelexofLagos wrote, “Maduka Okoye, God will punish you and your family, your incompetence cost us AFCON.”

“StCollins wrote, “You are the worst goalkeeper on earth.”

Maduka Okoye had since restricted comments on his Instagram handle in a bid to reduce the effects of the abuses.

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