Ighalo Reacts To Death Threat On Family Over World Cup Goal Miss Chances

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has reacted to the alleged death threat issued to his family in Lagos on social media due to his failure to score goals from clear- cut opportunities against Argentina , saying it was not deliberate.

The News Agency of Nigeria r eports that Ighalo, who replaced Kelechi Ihanacho in the second half of the match between Nigeria and Argentina in the ongoing World Cup in Russia, failed to convert a pass from Ahmed Musa had incurred the anger of fans .

NAN reports that most Nigerian fans strongly believed that if Ighalo had scored the goal , it would have seen the Super Eagles through to the Round of 16 of the World Cup

Speaking through his Social Media timeline, Ighalo , who was involved in Nigeria’ s qualification for the World Cup, said that he regretted not scoring the crucial goal .

“It is a great experience to play at the World Cup and I enjoyed every moment of it , but sometimes things don ’ t work the way you want .
“But life has to go on , I am grateful to God I did not sustain any injury , ’’ he said.

He added ; that all those, who want to kill him ” should remember, he is someone else ’ s child .

NAN reports that after the match which generated a lot of ill - comments from fans, the Changchun Yatai F.C . of China’ s striker, apologised to Nigerians and assumed personal responsibility for the blunder.

( NAN )


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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