Thursday, 24 September 2015

Jay-Jay Okocha's nephew Alex Iwobi in Arsenal to play for Nigeria for the international friendlies in October

Arsenal prospect Alex Iwobi has been called up by Nigeria for their friendlies in October
Jay-Jay Okocha's nephew Alex Iwobi called up by Nigeria for October friendlies after opting against playing for England


 ► Nigeria are set to hand Alex Iwobi a full international debut next month
 ► The 19-year-old has opted to play for Nigeria over England
 ► Iwobi was on the Arsenal bench as they beat Tottenham on Wednesday



Iwobi (training with former winger Robert Pires and Glen Kamara) was on the bench at Tottenham
Arsenal prospect Alex Iwobi has been called up by Nigeria.

The 19-year-old, who was on the bench for Wednesday's Capital One Cup tie with Tottenham, is widely regarded as one of Arsenal's best young talents.

He is the nephew of former Nigeria and Bolton captain Jay-Jay Okocha and Nigeria have called him up to their squad for friendlies against Congo and Cameroon in October.


Iwobi was born in Nigeria and trained with their Under 23 squad this year but has played for England at the Under 16, 17 and 18 levels.

Earlier this year Iwobi spoke about his 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,' he said.

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


He is the nephew of former Nigeria and Bolton captain Jay-Jay Okocha, renowned for his silky skills