Profiling Alex Iwobi
The young Gunners youngster midfielder Alex Iwobi make move for Super Eagles by netting his first goal in the qualifier match with Zambia.
Alex Iwobi the 20 year old striker is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for premier league club Arsenal handed Super Eagles the lead after 32 minutes of playing in Ndola, before Iheanacho made it two shortly before the break to hand Nigeria a comfortable lead at half time.
Chipolopolo of Zambia dominated the second half by creating a lot of chances to equalise back and Veteran front Striker Collins Mbesuma eventually reduced the deficit with 19 minutes left on the second half. Nigeria make a victory has Zambia were unable to balance the scoring till the end of the match.
Speaking with The Guardian after the match, Erico said it was a good thing that the Eagles started their World Cup qualifier with a win against a tough side like Zambians.
“The most important thing is that we won the match against the Zambians, which is good for us. We thank God for that. The next thing is to look forward to subsequent matches. The entire team is in good shape, the players all did their best. It speaks about the chemistry that the players in that team needs.
From this match, the coach Rohr should now look at the grey areas discovered in the team and subsequently work on them for other games during the qualifiers. In the match against the Zambians, i noticed probably the coach was a bit conscious as the team was away from home and may be because it is first game of the qualifiers. Definitely, at home we will be offensive, i thank God we won the match, which is the most important thing, “He stated”.
The Nigeria next qualifiers match with Algeria, 7th November.