After the Super Eagles‘ defeat by Ivory Coast, Stanley Nwabali, a Nigerian football player and custodian, was spotted crying. This led to an outpouring of solidarity for him from celebrities.
Remember that the Super Eagles were beaten 2-1 by Ivory Coast to win the AFCON Championship just a few hours ago?
Nwabali expressed his anger with disappointed Nigerians on his Instagram page.
He expressed regret to Nigerians and said he knew how it felt to ruin their night.
He accepted blame and responsibility while expressing his love and thanks to Nigerians for their steadfast support.
“A disappointing and frustrating end. I deeply apologize to Nigerians. I was once a fan, still a fan and I understand how it feels giving you a disappointing night. We take full responsibility. Thanks for the whole support till the end. I love you all” he wrote.
Fans and celebrities took to the comment section to comfort him, offering words of encouragement and solidarity.
Sinach wrote, “You did good! Well done
Iyabo Ojo wrote, “You did your best
Wumi Toriola wrote, “You did well champ
Omowunmi Dada wrote, “We love you. Thank you for giving your all.
Mercy Aigbe wrote, “My hero! We love you
Regina Chukwu wrote, “You did so well. We are proud of you
Alex Unusual wrote, “Please you didn’t do anything wrong. You owe no one an apology. You disappointed no one. Thank you so much for representing Nigeria.
Ruby Ojiakor wrote, “It was just you against the lovebirds our players didn’t play anything that wasn’t serious at all. You over-tried my man
Cute Abiola wrote, “You are great! Let’s focus on World Cup qualification now. We go hard. Thanks, champ.
Yemi Elesho wrote, “Baba na man you be, na that referee make you just find for us abeg
Destiny Etiko wrote, “You tried your best
Nkechi Blessing wrote, “You gave your very best and saved us many times. I am still very proud of you Nwa