- Following the disheartening loss of the Super Eagles, disgruntled Nigerians directed their ire towards Daniella Okocha, the daughter of legendary footballer, Jay Jay Okocha.
- Many believed that the team’s poorest performance came at the most crucial moment, with much of the blame centred on Alex Iwobi, who incidentally is Okocha’s nephew.
- A netizen subsequently took to Daniella’s social media page to convey a pointed message to her father, telling him to stop preserving a spot for Iwobi in the national team.
Enraged Nigerians stormed the social media handle of Daniella Okocha, the daughter of the renowned Super Eagles icon, Jay Jay Okocha.
The backlash followed the Super Eagles’ defeat to Ivory Coast in the AFCON final. Many Nigerians expressed disappointment that the team delivered their weakest performance during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final, resulting in a 2-1 loss to the host country, Ivory Coast.
Among the players, midfielder Alexander Chuka Iwobi, who is the nephew of Jay Jay Okocha, faced the brunt of criticism, with numerous online callouts regarding his performance throughout the tournament.
Some Nigerians chose to voice their grievances directly on Okocha’s daughter’s Instagram page.
One comment that particularly caught her attention stated that the former Super Eagles player consistently lobbied for his nephew Iwobi’s inclusion in the national team.
Reacting to this, she sternly warned Nigerians against using her page to vent their frustrations.
The netizen wrote:
“Go tell your papa make e no dey slot Iwobi to Nigerian team again o.”
In response, she averred:
“This rubbish will not be tolerated on my page. You will be blocked. Thanks.”
See the exchange below:
Reacting, One beredible__zoe wrote: “Nigerians be doing too much sha, they don’t know when to draw the line.”
frefvik_ wrote: “The referee wey una suppose go drag una leave am go dey face innocent person.”
_oyiza wrote: “Ahan Ahan has it gotten to this stage????? Because why are you people dragging her? You people don’t know when to draw the line. Rubbish.”