by Staff writer
Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has reacted to the alleged death threats issued to him and 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.
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 score a goal from a “neat” pass from Ahmed Musa.
This incurred the anger of fans, with some of them allegedly threatening to harm his family.
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 said he regretted not scoring the crucial goal and begged Nigerians not to harm him.
“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.”