AFCON 2023 Fallout: Iwobi’s Instagram Purge Amid Criticisms

Adding to the intrigue, the comment section for the remaining video remains locked, leaving fans and followers wondering about the reason behind the social media cleanse

In the wake of Nigeria’s heartbreaking defeat in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final against Ivory Coast, Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi has sparked speculation by wiping his official Instagram page clean.

The move comes amidst criticism directed towards the player following Nigeria’s 2-1 loss on Sunday.


A quick check by VANGUARD on Monday afternoon revealed that all but one video had been removed from Iwobi’s Instagram account.

The solitary video shared a staggering ten weeks ago stands as the sole remnant on the platform.

Adding to the intrigue, the comment section for the remaining video remains locked, leaving fans and followers wondering about the reason behind the social media cleanse.

Iwobi, who plays for Fulham, is under scrutiny following Nigeria’s failure to secure their fourth AFCON championship.

The midfielder featured for 79 minutes in the final match and could not contribute significantly as the Eagles fell short of their title aspirations.

The pressure on Iwobi intensified as he was substituted for Alhassan Yusuf in the game’s dying moments, leaving many fans questioning his performance and contribution to the team’s efforts.


With the loss still fresh in supporters’ minds, criticisms have been pouring in, with Iwobi finding himself at the centre of the backlash.

While it remains unclear why Iwobi chose to erase the content from his Instagram page, speculation abounds regarding his motivations.

Some suggest that it could be a reaction to the overwhelming negativity and criticism he has faced in the aftermath of the AFCON final loss.

Others speculate that it may be a strategic move to distance himself from the intense scrutiny and focus on his professional duties.

Regardless of the reasons behind the social media purge, it has undoubtedly fueled speculation and added another layer of intrigue to the ongoing discourse surrounding Nigeria’s performance in the AFCON tournament.

As fans continue to dissect the events leading to the Eagles’ defeat, the actions of key players like Alex Iwobi will undoubtedly remain under the spotlight.

All eyes are on Iwobi as he navigates the aftermath of the AFCON final and seeks to regain his footing amidst the scrutiny and speculation.

Only time will tell whether his Instagram purge is a temporary measure or a sign of more significant changes to come.

As the football world waits for answers, one thing remains certain: the drama surrounding Alex Iwobi and Nigeria’s AFCON campaign is far from over.


This article war created using automation technology and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

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