Iwobi deletes Instagram posts after Cote d’Ivoire defeat

Nigeria international, Alex Iwobi, has taken down all the pictures and videos on his official Instagram page except one.

A recent check on the Fulham star’s account shows that only one video is left on the account with over 1.3 million followers.

Alex Iwobi

The clip in question which is that of Iwobi opening what looks like a journal and it was posted 10 weeks ago but the comment section is currently locked.

The 27-year-old midfielder’s decision to delete all pictures may not be unconnected with the heavy criticism he faced as a result of Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to Ivory Coast in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday.

The Fulham midfielder, who played for 79 minutes was replaced by Alhassan Yusuf for the final 10 minutes of the game.

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Alex Iwobi delete Instagram posts

Meanwhile, in related news…

Vice President of Nigeria, Kashim Shettima has commended the Super Eagles despite the team’s loss to Cote D’Ivoire in the finals of the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations.

The Elephants defeated Nigeria 2-1 after equalizing in the second half at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium, Ebimpe in Abidjan.

Shettima, who was live at the stadium, addressed the players and officials after game, said the they will be rewarded for their gallant effort in the game.

He said; “We have tried our best and be rest assured that there is always the next time. You must have it in mind that the tragedy of life lies in not reaching your goal but the tragedy lies in not having a goal to reach.

“It is not a calamity to die with a dream, but it is a calamity when you don’t have a dream at all. A lot of countries, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and others exited the competition, two, three weeks ago.

“We have come this far, be rest assured that we will come back stronger in the next edition. There is cause for celebration. We are second best in Africa.

“You don’t have to be sad. We have every reason to celebrate. The nation is proud of you. You are the source of our unity. It is only when the Super Eagles are playing that we don’t talk about race or religion. You always unite the nation.”