Super Eagles of Nigeria’s Instagram account was hacked on Tuesday hours before their 2022 Qatar Fifa World Cup qualifiers draw in Cairo, Egypt. The account which has over 230,000 followers was breached by an unknown hacker who deleted all of the Super Eagles’ content and replaced them with pictures from an unknown stylist and influencer based in Istanbul, Turkey.
The hacker then edited the profile of the page and wrote Asena Saribatur as his or her name with Istanbul set as location. Later, the account was locked and later disappeared shortly after it was hacked.
Media Officer of the Super Eagles, Toyin Ibitoye admitted that the federation was aware of the hack, adding that the Federation will do everything necessary to retrieve it from the impostor and restore the deleted content.
Only Super Eagles Twitter and Facebook accounts were used to update the team’s opponents in the African slot for the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers draw. After the draw for the qualifiers which begins in October 2020, Nigeria is in Group C alongside Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia.