Alex Iwobi has revealed that angry fans cracked the Super Eagles bus window after their 4-4 draw against Sierra Leone in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers played in Benin City, Edo State, last November.
Eagles raced to a 4-0 lead within the opening 30 minutes but the Leone Stars clawed their way back into the game to earn themselves a historic 4-4 draw against the shocked Nigerians.
Iwobi, who scored twice in the encounter, said the point didn’t spare the team from the wrath of the fans“I can’t even tell you what happened in the game, I don’t know, it was mad,” Iwobi said.
“There was a lot of heated discussion in the changing room. The Nigeria Football Federation president (Amaju Pinnick) came in and said a few words.
“He was hurt, like all of us. Trying to go back to the hotel, people were throwing stones at our bus. One cracked a window and hit a player. It was crazy. “They are proper passionate. I see where they were coming from, the result was hurtful. But we were almost physically hurt because of it!”
Iwobi, who has over 40 caps for Nigeria, also admitted that the Eagles were treated like kings by the fans. “Of course I like the passion and we want the fans to show it,” Iwobi added.
“Just don’t hurt us, please! Only Lord knows how they’d react if we could win a tournament. It is what everyone dreams of and, hopefully, we can make it a reality.”