Nigeria vs Algeria: Iwobi reacts to Super Eagles’ semi-final defeat

Super Eagles playmaker, Alex Iwobi has said “the future is bright” despite losing 2-1 in their Africa Cup of Nations semi-final clash on Sunday.

Manchester City star, Riyad Mahrez, sent the Algerian fans inside the Cairo International Stadium into a frenzy, after he converted a last-minute free-kick to pitch the Desert Foxes against Senegal in the final.

The North Africans took the lead in the 40th minute as a result of a William Troost-Ekong own goal, before Odion Ighalo equalized from the penalty spot, following a handball inside the box by Aissa Mandi.

Iwobi, who featured for the entirety of the game, admitted that “it just wasn’t to be’” for Nigeria.

“We fought our hardest but it just wasn’t to be,” the 23-year-old wrote on Instagram.

“Thank you for all the Nigerian fans that have supported us throughout the journey, the future is bright and there’s definitely still more to come.”

The Eagles play Tunisia for third place on Wednesday, July 17.

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