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AFCON: Sadiq warns Nigerian fans trolling him over Super Eagles defeat to Ivory Coast

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Super Eagles striker, Umar Sadiq, has warned Nigerian fans against calling him out on social media following Super Eagles 2-1 defeat to Ivory Coast at the final of the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The Super Eagles claimed a Silver medal at the 2023 (AFCON) after losing to host nation Ivory Coast in the final on Sunday at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium.

As a result of the defeat, many Nigerian fans attacked Iwobi and blamed him for Nigeria’s loss to Ivory Coast. The outrage forced Iwobi to quit social media and delete all his posts and pictures.

Sadiq was part of Jose Peseiro’s 25-man squad for the 2023 AFCON but was ruled out of the tournament due to an injury he sustained during Nigeria’s friendly match against Guinea.

The 26-year-old said he faced attacks despite not playing at the 2023 AFCONt and took to his Instagram page to warn Nigerian fans that he is not Alex Iwobi and will insult any fans that call him out on social media.

“Me I no be Iwobi o” Sadiq Umar, slams Nigerian fans trolling him over Super Eagles 2023 AFCON final defeat.

“I no even play you con dey insult me.

“Abeg oo Me, I no be Iwobi I go Insult person papa with him mama join. Yes, I be dat topical Hausa boy, Abi u see fear for my eyes?”

“Pushing someone into depression & mental breakdown, Yet you want life to be better for you, e no fit ever better for una! Vagabonds!!!” (sic)