You’re getting relegated’- Nigeria fans blast Watford after Dennis’ AFCON withdrawal

The Watford forward is one of the hottest players in Europe currently, but unfortunately, he will not be at the AFCON

Nigerian fans have taken to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction after Watford star Emmanuel Dennis pulled out of the upcoming African Cup of Nations.

The Abuja-born forward is currently one of the in-form strikers in the Premier League at the moment. The former Club Brugge man has eight goals and five assists in 16 Premier League games.

Only Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah has more goal contributions this season.

Although the 24-year-old has not played for the Super Eagles since November 2020, he was included in the 28-man squad for the AFCON.

Following his inclusion, Dennis shared his excitement on his Twitter page. However, the status quo has changed as the 24-year-old has pulled out of the biennial competition.

Although there is no confirmed reason, Watford boss Claudio Ranieri hinted earlier that they were looking to exploit an NFF blunder in order to keep their star striker.

But the news of his withdrawal has not gone down well with Nigerian fans,  with many taking to Twitter to express their displeasure.

https://twitter.com/10Tolis10/status/1476891527423082543?t=VX8jSLU2pkfn4Qzn5kT8PQ&s=19

https://twitter.com/OfficialChris29/status/1476890954074308621?t=F-p0G9LJXbbEfI8Yc9fJfw&s=19

https://twitter.com/HattamRebecca/status/1476890210042773508?t=2zDSdrnxCfVCd5ZRPbmDyg&s=19

 

https://twitter.com/aaroncikaya/status/1476889179384594438?t=KllYhXcuNcUFZ3lFrJsNTQ&s=19

https://twitter.com/aaron_bennis10/status/1476887303805181955?t=S_ugqrxJOm2tRxQoqW1QLA&s=19

 

https://twitter.com/CroydonDebruyn7/status/1476873231281934337?t=360DowSRwL7GwehnVEh3SQ&s=19

 

https://twitter.com/_Tomzy_07/status/1476875426425409536?t=rlwmCRCmu4tw72wxg9j-IQ&s=19

https://twitter.com/360fotography/status/1476880054445649921?t=tLliOdFVejgMnBZuX_17fQ&s=19

However, while Dennis had to pull out, his compatriot William Troost-Ekong is still in the Super Eagles squad for the competition.

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