‘Losing 2022 World Cup ticket ranks as one of the worst days of my career’ – Alex Iwobi

‘Losing 2022 World Cup ticket ranks as one of the worst days of my career’ – Alex Iwobi

Super Eagles player, Alex Iwobi, has shared his disappoinment at not featuring at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year.


According to the Everton winger, Nigeria’s loss of a world cup spot to Ghana is one of the biggest disappointments in his football career. 

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

“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.”

Speaking about the 2023 AFCON qualifying Group A match against Sierra Leone, Iwobi predicts it would be tough, but that the Super Eagles owe Nigerians a win on Thursday, June 9.

Playing at home should give us the upper hand. Last time, they came from 4-1 down to force a 4-4 draw”


Iwobi added: “This time around, we must be watchful, we must be disciplined and we must take every chance to get the result we want. We have to work very hard to overcome them. They were good at AFCON [Cameroon 2021], so we shall not underrate them.”

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