Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo says death threats aimed at his family after the World Cup were not enough to make him quit playing for the Super Eagles. Ighalo, who failed to score for Nigeria in Russia, produced five goals against Libya in back-to-back 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers as the Super Eagles went top of Group E. His five goals in two games also made him top-scorer in the qualifiers so far with six goals, but he admits some fans of the three-time African champions took things a bit too far after the tournament. You have to pick yourself up from scratch and continue, which I did after the World Cup. I continued doing what I know how to do best in my club, and I’m happy everything is going well “They want Nigeria to win games, and they want you to score as a striker. So I can understand them,” Ighalo told BBC Sport.
“It was painful but not enough to make me quit the country. Taking it to the other level that some of them took it to, it’s crazy.“I don’t bring myself down to reply to all sorts of negative comments. Criticise me, fine. But don’t go to the extent of threatening family, threatening my wife, my kids; threatening my life and all that, which I had people saying on Instagram. “I didn’t pay attention to all that, because I know that the same people saying all that, if they see me, they are still going to ask for money.
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