Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has reacted to the alleged death threat issued to his family in Lagos on social media following his inability to score goals from clear-cut opportunities against Argentina, saying it was not deliberate.
Ighalo, who came in during the second half as a replacement for Kelechi Ihanacho during 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.
This got Nigerian fans peeved as they 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.
However, the striker took to his verified Instagram account to say 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.”
Bear in mind 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.