In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 22nd, October, 2020

Tremendous Eagles Gamers Might Boycott AFCON Qualifiers Over #EndSARS

Super Eagles Players May Boycott AFCON Qualifiers Over #EndSARS

Amid the #EndSARS palavar, the Nigerian Tremendous Eagles gamers could boycott the AFCON qualifiers, it has been revealed.

There are sturdy indications that some Tremendous Eagles stars could boycott subsequent month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nation double-header in opposition to Sierra Leone over security considerations.

#EndSARS protests in opposition to police brutality and extrajudicial killings have rocked the nation within the final two weeks, with the army and police killing peaceable protesters.

On Tuesday, eyewitnesses declare about seven lives had been misplaced, with a number of others injured when troopers opened fireplace on protesters in a bid to disperse them from the Lekki toll gate in Lagos — a focal demonstration floor for the #EndSARS marketing campaign.

Our correspondent gathered that the overseas-based gamers had been afraid of returning to Nigeria for Eagles video games, for concern of being killed or maimed.

Eagles midfielder John Ogu wrote on Twitter, “The Politicians ought to ask their kids to signify Nigeria within the subsequent @NGSuperEagles @thenff upcoming video games. I’m so devastated like proper now.”

“We will’t be representing a rustic that kills our brothers and sisters. This killings and unrest should cease or we keep away,” one other participant based mostly in Belgium advised The PUNCH.

Leicester Metropolis ahead, Kelechi Iheanacho posted a cryptic message on Twitter with a damaged coronary heart emoji to precise his dismay on the latest killings.

“God is watching. It should finish in reward. We’ll preserve talking up,”
he wrote.

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