Nigerians blame Iwobi for Super Eagles AFCON 2023 Final loss to Ivory Coast.
In the Sunday evening Africa Cup of Nations final, Ivory Coast defeated Nigeria 2-1 to win the tournament spectacularly on home soil.
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William Troost-Ekong's header in the 38th minute had put Nigeria ahead.
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Following their victories in 1992 and 2015, Ivory Coast has won the trophy for just the third time in their history; nonetheless, it proved to be the last heartbreak for Nigeria, the three-time winners.
In the knockout stages, Nigeria defeated Cameroon, Angola, and South Africa to guarantee their place in the championship, while Ivory Coast defeated Senegal, Mali, and Congo.
Reactions to Iwobi after Super Eagles lose to Ivory Coast
The Super Eagles' loss to Ivory Coast went viral on social media.
Angolans, South Africans, and even Ghanaians were trolling the Super Eagles after the loss.
One name that rose to the top of the trends was Fulham midfielder Alex Iwobi.
Nigerians took to social media to attack Iwobi for his performance in the final against Ivory Coast.
Iwobi was criticized in the first half and was taken off for Al Hassan in the 79th minute.
Just two minutes after Iwobi was substituted Haller converted a cross from Simon Adingra to put Ivory Coast ahead.
Nigerians were of the opinion that Iwobi should have done better before he was substituted.
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