2022 World Cup: Super Eagles’ failure to qualify worst day of my career – Iwobi


Nigeria midfielder, Alex Iwobi has said the country’s failure to qualify for this year’s World Cup was one of the worst days of his career.


Iwobi was suspended for the two play-off matches after picking up a red card at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.


The Super Eagles drew 0-0 in Kumasi and 1-1 in Abuja, missing out on away goals rule to their West African rivals.


“I missed the two qualifying matches [vs Black Stars of Ghana] because I was serving suspension from the AFCON.


“I watched the first leg in my house and the second leg I watched with my family. And you can imagine how disappointed we were when we lost the ticket for the World Cup.


“The boys tried, but Ghana got the results that gave them the ticket. It was a very very disappointing game. I felt so sad, and that must rank as one of worst days of my career. Painful, but that is football for you. It is in the past now and we must move on,” Iwobi told Complete Sports.

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