By Johnny Edward:
Gabon captain Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has revealed that he will be supporting the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia because of his club teammate, Alex Iwobi, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Nigeria are in Group D alongside Croatia, Iceland and Argentina.
Aubameyang joined Arsenal in January from Borrusia Dortmund and scored 10 goals and provided four assists in 13 English Premier League appearances. He also expressed his love for the Nigeria’s new kits for the World Cup.
The new Super Eagles kit was reportedly sold out on launch day in London last Friday. The shirt alone is priced by Nike at £64.95 (about N31,000).
“I support Nigeria for World Cup because of my friend @alexiwobi but to tell the truth also because of your @nikefootball kit 😆😂😂. I need one,” Aubameyang tweeted on Thursday.
The tweet was liked by Iwobi who has been Nigeria’s most impressive player in their last three friendlies.
Nigeria will face Croatia in their opening game on 16 June in Kalinigrad before taking on Iceland in at the Volgograd Arena on the 22nd of June. Their final group game is against Argentina in Saint Petersburg four days later.