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Alex Iwobi makes big Okocha claim



Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi has made a special claim of performing better than his uncle and former Nigerian international Jay-Jay Okocha ahead of the country’s bid to storm Egypt for the AFCON title.

Alex Iwobi will be having his debut AFCON competition in Egypt later in June and that has gotten him excited as he seems to have something related to Okocha other than blood.

It would be recalled that the former Bolton midfielder won his maiden tournament with Nigerian in 1994 when the country won their second AFCON title by defeating Zambia in the Tunisia final.

Alex Iwobi is, therefore, seeking to win the Super Eagles’ fourth AFCON title and his first in his debut year as he noted that he has seen the highlight of the 1994 Super Eagles and will hope he is able to make his own record.

The 22-year-old has been impressing with the Arsenal team and he is a major part of the Unai Emery team and he would be hoping to replicate the performance for the national team when the African competition is opened.

Meanwhile, Iwobi represented England at the junior level in the U16, U17 and U18 before agreeing to represent his father’s home country.