In the past, football fans could only interact with their favorite players in the stadiums, watch them on television, or read their stories on print media. However, thanks to social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, the relationship between fans and players has been enhanced. You can easily send your wishes to your favorite player, and they can reply to your messages. Besides that, footballers can share more of their lives with their fans. For instance, they can share their training sessions and family life, among other aspects of their lives.
Apart from social media, sports betting has also improved fans’ experience. By enjoying offers like the N1Bet promotion, your whole experience becomes enhanced. It also makes the fans more involved in matchday events than when they were not betting. Speaking of social media, who are the ten most followed Nigerian footballers on social media? Let's find out!
10. Kilechi Ihenacho - Followers: 505K
Ihenacho, who currently plays for Leicester City, is the 10th most followed Nigerian footballer on Instagram. He has 505k followers, and the number keeps growing.
9. Wilfred Ndidi - Followers: 507K
Wilfred Ndidi has 507K followers on Instagram. He also plays for Leicester City and the Nigerian National Football Team. he is one of the top-rated defensive midfielders in England and Europe. His likable attitude has endeared him to football fans.
8. Asisat Oshoala - Followers: 533K
Asisat is the only female footballer on this list but for a good reason. She won the CAF Women's football of the year and plays for Barcelona women. Her top performances and professional conduct have attracted 533K followers on Instagram.
7. Ahmed Musa - Followers: 625K
Ahmed Musa is a left-wing forward player, and some fans believe he is among the best Nigerian player. He has put in high-profile performances while in Europe before moving to Saudi Arabia's Al-Nassr. His 625K followers on Instagram puts him at number seven on this list.
6. Henry Onyekuru - Followers: 645K
While Henry Onyekuru is a good-looking footballer, it is not only his looks that earned him 645K followers on Instagram. He is also a decent footballer on the pitch and currently plays in Turkey for Galatasaray.
5. Odion Ighalo - Followers: 731K
Odion Ighalo's loan move to Manchester United might have boosted his social media following because the Red Devils are a powerhouse on social media. His goal-scoring skills and national team profile have earned him up to 731K followers on Instagram.
4. Kenneth Omeruo - Followers: 749K
Kenneth Omeruo has 749K followers on Instagram. The defender plays for CD Leganes, and his performances and personality have helped him attract a massive social media following.
3. Victor Moses - Followers: 869K
Victor Moses currently plays for FC Spartak Moscow, and his 869K followers on Instagram make him the third most followed player on Instagram. After his successful career at Chelsea and Inter Milan, he is a fan favorite.
2. John Mikel Obi - Followers: 905K
John Mikel Obi's 905K followers put him second on this list. Thanks to his successful career, he has attracted a massive following, especially while at Chelsea. He has also played a key role in the National Team.
1. Alex Iwobi - Followers: 1.3M
It is not surprising that Alex Iwobi is the most followed Nigerian Footballer on Instagram, with 1.3M followers. Apart from being good-looking and having an admirable personality, he is a great player on the pitch. He currently plays for Everton in the EPL.