Super Eagles and Arsenal star Alex Iwobi who was impressive in Nigeria’s 2-1 win over South Africa providing the assist for Samuel Chukwueze’s debut Africa Cup of Nations goal has expressed his shock over the elimination of AFCON hosts Egypt and fellow north African side Morocco from the tournament.
Iwobi who was handed the playmaking role for Nigeria in the absence of John Mikel Obi spoke to www.CAFonline.com according to Egyptian sports publication, www.kingfut.com.
“The exit of the hosting team is sad. Morocco‘ s knockout was also surprising. We know the quality of Egypt players and their quality,” Iwobi told CAFOnline.com.
“It’s not the first time for me in Egypt. It’s a great country and everyone is helping and welcoming us greatly.”
Speaking about his relationship with Arsenal teammate, Mohammed Elneny,
Iwobi who faced off Elneny in Nigeria’s failed 2017 AFCON qualification when Nigeria were eliminated by Egypt had a few nice things to say about the Egyptian number 17 star.
“Elneny is a great friend. He was too concerned to help me in Egypt and he is one of my closest teammates at Arsenal,” the Hale End graduate stated.
By Izuchukwu Okosi