Alex Iwobi’s role in the recent demolition of Argentina is no longer news. The versatile Nigerian two-goal hero shone like a million stars in the crunch encounter in faraway Russia. Here are seven things you probably don’t know about Iwobi.
Iwobi – a young Arsenal prospect
Alex Iwobi was born in Lagos, before moving to England at the age of 4 where he joined Arsenal while he was still in primary school.
Iwobi – a U-17 England champion
Source: Associated Press
Iwobi represented England at youth level winning the victory shield in 2011.
Iwobi – a patriotic Nigerian
Source: Daily Independent
Iwobi opted to represent the Super Eagles against the advice of Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger.
Iwobi – Nigeria’s magic to Russia
Iwobi’s scored the lone goal in the match against Zambia to send Nigeria through to the World Cup in Russia.
Iwobi – a young African champion
Source: The Nation
Iwobi was awarded the CAF Young Player of the Year in 2016.
Iwobi – Austin Jay-Jay Okocha’s cousin
Source: Gbam Tv
Iwobi’s mother is the sister of Super Eagles legend – Austin Jay Jay Okocha.
Iwobi – Zambia’s nightmare
Iwobi scored his first two goals for Nigeria a year apart against the same opponent – Zambia – on 9th October 2016 and 7th October 2017 respectively.
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