Nigeria were only one step away from the final of Africa Cup of Nations but they were eventually knocked out of the competition by Algeria on Sunday.
As Alex Iwobi stated in his heartfelt message on Instagram, it just “wasn’t to be” for the Super Eagles.
Riyad Mahrez’s late and emphatic free-kick was enough to eliminate Nigeria from the competition but they had a great run until that point.
In the aftermath of proceedings, Iwobi took to Instagram to share a message for all of his friends and fans who supported his nation on the way, and it was met with a lot of positive feedback from the footballing world.
Ahmed Musa, Leicester City’s former player and Adebayo Akinfenwa were among the first ones on the scene as they shared their messages of support.
Akinfenwa said he was proud of Iwobi and Musa just posted a series of emojis for his friend. They were, of course, not the only ones as multiple other stars swarmed the Gunners’ comment section.
The 23-year old winger played a total of 51 games in all competitions throughout the 2018/19 campaign, scoring six and assisting nine goals along the way.