- Mixed reactions have trailed the moment Nigeria’s vice president, Kashmir Shettima and former professional footballer, Kanu Nwanwko joined Super Eagles in the dressing room, following their match last night, Wednesday, February 7.
- Both were obviously delighted and Kanu was spotted hugging and giving high-fives to the players.
- Shettima was captured in the middle of the room smiling, and some netizens have alleged he was being snubbed.
Nigerians have reacted to a certain moment where Vice President, Kashim Shettima was captured in the dressing room of Super Eagles players.
He was in Cote d’Ivoire, at the Stade de la Paix in Bouaké on Wednesday, February 7, to support the Super Eagles at Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON 2023.
Shettima was first spotted in the stands where he sat beside Patrice Motsepe, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Following Nigeria’s triumph, Shettima joined the Super Eagles’ celebration on the pitch as the players danced. Nigeria reached the final of the AFCON 2023 tournament after a tense semifinal against South Africa which went the distance.
The West African giants progressed to their first AFCON final since 2013 when they beat Burkina Faso 1-0 thanks to a Sunday Mba strike. That was their third continental crown after wins in 1980 and 1994. Subsequently, Shettima was not left out of the on-field celebrations following Nigeria’s triumph.
However it seems that was where the celebrations ended as when the VP joined the Eagles in their dressing room, no one seemed to pay attention to him as the players carried on with their preparations.
Kanu Nwankwo who was with Shettima did not get the same treatment, as the Eagles exchanged pleasantries excitedly while the VP looked on smiling.
See video and some reactions below:
ogaslove wrote: Nigerians nor like who dem nor like
just_amarachie wrote: Chai, felt for him.. but I think they didn’t see him shaa
lyndazonobi wrote: This isn’t the full clip .. they greeted him well and he congratulated them. He is just there happy and observing.
ochy_is_evergreen wrote: He couldn’t even connect with them all no aura nothing no charisma nothing
sheba_zira wrote: Eya. Them no recognize baba. Sorry baba
misspragmatic wrote: I think he is invisible
phumero wrote: They snubbed the life out of him
celebrity_nursemunah wrote; Why is he looking lost . Ndi vice president
fairychick87 wrote: Him for wear agbada and that mallam cap with 2 soldiers, them for recognize am
theoadaa wrote; I think it’s the personality problem the Vice has. The God complex Nigerian politicians have while failing terribly at their job, and it did not help that our president elect P.O. went before him…. I truly feel bad he was snubbed.
maryann.cindy wrote: Awww see our wonderful hero @kanunwankwo papilooo
miz_ellah_ wrote: See as i dey sorry for the man