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Ezenwa Happy To Get Messi’s Jersey After Super Eagles Defeat

Ezenwa Happy To Get Messi’s Jersey After Super Eagles Defeat

Super Eagles reserve goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa will be heading back home from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia a happy man after gaining one valuable souvenir – Lionel Messi’s match shirt.

Ezenwa, 29, who plays for Nigeria Professional Football League club Enyimba, was in goal in four of Super Eagles’ four qualifying fixtures but lost his place to youngster Francis Uzoho.


Messi scored a stunning goal as the Albiceleste beat the Super Eagles 2-1 to earn a place in the knockout stages

At the full-time whistle there was a complete contrast of emotions. As the Argentina stars celebrated wildly on the pitch the Super Eagles players laid still on the floor in anguish.

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Once the celebrations and commiserations were over, Ezenwa according to a report in the Daily Mail made his move, cornering Messi in the tunnel to ask for his shirt.

Ezenwa who has been capped 24 times by Nigeria appeared to have been the only player to ask Messi for his jersey.

Having not played, Ezenwa had nothing to offer in return but Messi was more than happy to oblige and handed his shirt over.

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  • I think that’s all u went to Russia to do. That’s y while others were crying u were busy eye- monitoring Messi. I hope u will present it to buhari as the trophy your team promised him.

  • Useless goalkeeper, that’s why I never supported u to be number 1.had it been Messi lost that match, would he give u d jersey?

  • Haters!!!! at Mykel and Chris, like you wouldn’t do the same…That’s a world superstar(Messi)

  • Victor 3 years ago

    @chris and mykel, why the hate? If messi came to Nigeria, do you know how many supporters will struggle to get his autograph?
    Either we won that game or not, exchange of jerseys would have still happened.
    Its just pure sportsmanship.

  • idowu adeola 3 years ago

    u dey there ezenwa for collecting world best player jersey

  • Me think ezenwa attitude shows he is always after personal glory .do u know that fifa president visited Nig dressing room at some point  in Russia and guess what he ezenwa was the only player who suddenly put up his phone for a personal selfie with the distinguish visitor to the embarrassment of nnf president who almost push him away. Don’t get me wrong iits good to be bold but boldness as a limit especially wen your team seems to be in mourning mood U don’t go about doing otherwise else pple will think u don’t care about what was going on at that time ,and for me that is a show of lack of patriotism. Think about this:if Argentina had lost that game would they have time to be exchanging jersey with any of our players? The answer is noooo. Ezenwa has further shown that blacks don’t have common sense  as we don’t feel for ourselves even in time of defeat of such magnitude . Sebi is happy we lost and narrowing it down uzoho as failed and ezenwa is happy ? No problem .whatever u do to others some will do it to u too. What ezenwa did was bad timing by him and is shameful to say the least .

  • Mark obiora 3 years ago

    don’t blame his to much remember he is a home base. so it s a big plesure for him to meet messi face to face. that is my take of the issues