ABUJA — Nollywood actor, Williams Uchenna, and actress Mary Remmy Njoku have reacted to the Super Eagles’ failure to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Nigerian Super Eagles lost on away goals to the Black Stars of Ghana at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja on Tuesday.
Reacting to the defeat, Uchemba opined that Nigeria losing the World Cup slot might be a good thing.
According to the actor, “Maybe it’s good we lost so we can channel our anger on pressing issues in the country. Almost 1000 Nigerian citizens cannot be accounted for and some people are acting like it’s a normal thing.”
He added, “If it takes losing a match to get us upset and know that we are in a hell hole so be it. Some heads of state are yet to make a statement on the issue. I guess they are busy planning for 2023.”
On her part, Nollywood actress, Mary Njoku, in an Instagram post thanked God that the Super Eagles did not make it to the World Cup.
According to her, had it been the Nigerian team qualified, it would have been a distraction from the insecurity that has bedeviled the country.
She posted, “Thank God we didn’t qualify for the world cup. It would have been a distraction. We need to focus on the real problems in Nigeria and pressure the govt to do something. An attack on a train an attack on the airport.”
The actress added, “The insecurity in Nigeria is alarming! No more unnecessary distractions!!! This needs everyone’s attention.”
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