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Iwobi: I Care About Eagles Victory Against Zambia, Not Who Starts The Game

Iwobi: I Care About Eagles Victory Against Zambia, Not  Who  Starts The Game

By Johnny Edward (photo by Ganiyu Yusuf) in Uyo:

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi says he more concerned about seeing the Super Eagles beat Zambia in Saturday’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo than thinking about whether or not he would make the starting line-up, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.‎

The 21 year old forward started the first two World Cup qualifying games for Nigeria against Zambia and Algeria and scored Nigeria’s opening goal in the campaign in Ndola last year.

But he missed the double header against Cameroon due to injury, but is fit to feature for the Super Eagles against Zambia in Uyo.

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The 21 year old forward also praised the performance of his teammates in their remarkable win over Cameroon in Uyo.

“It was a great team performance (vs Cameroon). The coach will decide who starts, but I will be ready to play for the team on Saturday,” Iwobi said during Super Eagles media parley on Thursday here in Uyo..

Iwobi also said that he was not keen to don the number 10 jerseys just like his uncle. Austin Jay Jay Okocha, but will be proud to emulate his achievements for Nigeria in years to come.

“I’m not keen about the (number 10) jersey, I wear 18 with the Super Eagles, and 17 at Arsenal. So for me, it doesn’t matter.”

“But it will be great to achieve what my uncle achieved with the Nigerian team because he was a legend for the Super Eagles.

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  • Good one boy

  • Saturday just go and finish them all good talk bro

  • Super eagles 3 0 Zambia

  • Abubakar 4 years ago

    Am more confident that the crop of players we have can beat any team.The Eagles are focused and determined but not underrate the chipolopolo of Zambia as no team in Africa yearning for world is a pushover.Super Eagles should take their chances as they come and score as much goals as possible but avoid individualistic style of play and selfish interest and try as possible to avoid hard tackles on the penalty box.
    It doesn’t matter who score the the goals, all we want is winning on Saturday.. Soar higher Super Eagles.