Iwobi : Why I Snubbed England For The Super Eagles

Super Eagles  midfielder, Alexander Iwobi finally opens up on why he snubbed the Three Lions of England for the Super Eagles of Nigeria; npflupdates.com reports.

Iwobi, a graduate of the Arsenal academy, born and raised in England is eligible to represent either Nigeria or England internationally. But he choose the former AFCON champions over the Three Lions; a decision which many believed was orchestrated by something.

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Iwobi and Nwabali in tactical discussion during Angola game

According to Iwobi in a recent interview, he choose Nigeria because he felt more at home in the Green and White colours.

What Iwobi said about joining the Super Eagles

“I wouldn’t say I have any regrets. I’d like to say I respected England, they gave me a lot of opportunities and I was able to do them proud,” he said in an interview with Hotsports Nigeria.

“But I feel more at home with Nigeria. I feel this is where I’m at home and where I represent, like my family, everyone. I’ve grown up in a Nigerian culture so I’d say that I have no regrets picking Nigeria over England

“I’ve been here for a while now and I’m familiar with the team. Even from the first time I came here they always made me feel welcome.”

He added, “I’m always enjoying myself not just when we are playing matches but in training. In the camp it’s like one big family so it makes it easier for me to express myself and join in.

“I’m enjoying my time and hopefully there’s more years to come as well.”

In another story, midfielder Wilfred Ndidi appreciates Nigerians for sticking by his side during his struggling days at Leicester City.

Jose Peseiro may be with Wilfred Ndidi for the world cup qualifier against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.
Wilfred Ndidi in action for Nigeria

Recall, Ndidi alongside Kelechi Iheanacho emerged champions of the English EFL Championship for 2023/2024 season with Leicester City.

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“I wish to thank all Nigerians who supported and prayed for me during my injury and long layoff when I missed the Africa Cup of Nations Cup,”  Ndidi wrote.

Ndidi said he was proud to be a Nigerian player. “I am greatly encouraged to participate in sports development and to wear the green and white jersey of this beautiful country.”

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