Super Eagles and Fulham midfielder Alex Iwobi is reportedly considering retirement from international football, MySportDab reports.
Iwobi, who has won 74 caps with the Super Eagles, was integral to the Super Eagles 2023 AFCON campaign in Cote d’Ivoire.
He played all Nigeria’s 6 AFCON matches with Moses Simon occasionally subbed on by Jose Peseiro as his replacement.
Iwobi started the Super Eagles AFCON final against Cote D’Ivoire and was the subject of criticism by some Nigeria fans for his underwhelming performance which apparently contributed to the loss against the Ivoriens.
Reacting to the heavy torrents of criticisms after the tournament, the former Arsenal and Everton midfielder wiped off posts on his social media handle.
It is understood his decision to take down the posts was apparently linked to hate comments and bullying on social media by a section of Nigeria fans.
Now, reports reaching us from sources close to the player say he is considering retiring from international football following a barrage of criticisms of his performance in the AFCON final loss to Ivory Coast.
Iwobi’s imminent retirement plan came hours after he was hosted by Nigeria’s Minister of Sports and Youth Development Owan Enoh, who assured him of the Sports Ministry support at the wake of the online attack and bullying.
Iwobi made his Super Eagles debut in 2015 and has been capped 74 times. He has scored 10 goals for the Super Eagles. One of his biggest moments for the Super Eagles was scoring the match-winner in the Nigeria’s CAF 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Zambia which saw the Super Eagles seal qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.