Super Eagles and Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi says he is committed to helping Nigeria overcome Egypt in Friday’s AFCON qualifiers in Kaduna, putting to bed speculations linking him with a possible England call-up.
After missing training on Tuesday morning due to food poisoning, reports emerged that the forward who traveled and trained with the Eagles on Tuesday evening in Kaduna was considering dumping Nigeria for England.
But the 19-year old has now quelled such speculations reaffirming his commitment to ensuring Nigeria defeats Egypt on Friday as the battle for Group G supremacy reaches its climax.
Had The Maddest Food Poisoning But I Am Good Now & Feeling Ready For The Egyptian Match ✌🏽️
— Alexander Iwobi (@alexiwobi) March 22, 2016
“Had The Maddest Food Poisoning But I Am Good Now & Feeling Ready For The Egyptian Match” Iwobi tweeted.
The Arsenal man who is a nephew to one of Africa’s finest dribblers of all time Austin Okocha has 11 caps in total for England’s youth teams, all in non-competitive fixtures, and has played two friendlies for Nigeria. This means if he is not capped by Nigeria on Friday, there is still an opportunity for him to change his mind and represent England.
Iwobi has started three of the north London side’s last four games, posting a commendable performance in Sapin against Barcelona in a UEFA Champions League fixture before scoring his first goal for the club in the 2-0 win over Everton on Saturday.