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Okocha, Kanu influenced my Nigeria choice – Iwobi

England youth international, Alex Iwobi has revealed the reason behind his decision to star for Nigeria’s Super Eagles.

Iwobi who is training with the national under-23 team and he is set to be capped by Samson Siasia, said former Nigerian greats Austin Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu made his to choose Nigeria ahead of England, which he has played for at Under-16, 17 and 18 levels. Iwobi currently captains Arsenal’s Under-21 team.

Iwobi, who has born in Nigeria, said: ‘Ordinarily I would have loved to play for England since I have played for all the under-aged teams up to the U-19,

‘But Austin Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu have influenced my decision to play for Nigeria.

‘My dad too has told me a lot of things about the honour and pride that goes with playing for Nigeria.

‘So I thought a lot about this and decided to play for Nigeria.’

However, until Iwobi plays a competitive senior match for the Super Eagles, then he is still eligible to play for England.


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