The saying that "a winner has many associates while a loser is an orphan" can best described what is happening to Zambian striker Alex N'gonga.

His family home in Chimwemwe Township in Kitwe has been attacked by thugs following Zambia’s 1-0 loss to Nigeria in the 2018 World Cup qualifier match.

Copperbelt province police commissioner, Charity Katanga says a group of people emerged from a white SUV and maliciously damaged two roofing sheets with stones.

Ms. Katanga says the group accused N’gonga of missing scoring chances that crashed Zambia’s hopes of qualifying to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

She says police have launched a manhunt and a case of malicious damage to property has been opened.

N’gonga’s mother Charity says she her life might be at risk after she heard another person threatened to destroy the house completely.

Nigeria became the first African team to qualify for the global showpiece courtesy of Alex Iwobi’s second half strike at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.

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