Fans attacked us, hit a player after Sierra Leone game –Iwobi

Published January 8, 2021

Johnny Edward
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 , The PUNCH reports .
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 told Everton ’s official website .
“ 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 .”

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