Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala apologises for calling Nigeria “jungle”
Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala has apologised for calling Nigeria “a jungle” in a tweet.
The Barcelona forward, who holds a Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) national honour, made the remark while reacting to the ongoing EndSARS protests.
However, she apologised on Monday after she was criticised for the Sunday, October 11 tweet, explaining that the remark did not refer to Nigeria at large but was in relation to police brutality.
Oshoala wrote, “I made a tweet yesterday about Nigeria being a jungle. I did that in relation to the #EndSARS protest and not the country at large.
“I was clearly saying Nigeria isn’t for the weak, you have to be really strong and very confident…Don’t get it twisted, I love this country as y’all do hence reason for my outburst.
“I LOVE THIS COUNTRY AND WILL NOT RUN AWAY.”
In another tweet, she wrote, “I LOVE NIGERIA, NIGERIA HAS GIVEN ME EVERYTHING even if it wasn’t in the easiest way, that is why I will also GIVE MY ALL in my own little way …make it EASIER for the next generation. NA ALL OF US GATHER LOVE THIS COUNTRY but NOT HAPPY.”
Oshoala has been very vocal since the renewed EndSARS protests hit Nigeria last week.
On many occasions, the former African Women Footballer of the Year backed the protesters while condemning harassment of Nigerians by the police.
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