Yakubu Aiyegbeni : Stop Comparing Iwobi With Nigeria’s Best Footballer Ever

Former Super Eagles forward Yakubu Aiyegbeni, throws his weight behind former teammate Austin Jay Jay Okocha as argument rages on as to who’s better between the former Bolton Wanderers skipper and Iwobi; npflupdates.com reports.

Aiyegbeni who player alongside Jay Jay Okocha, argued that the former Paris St-Germain playmaker is a better player. Probably one of the best that has worn the Super Eagles’ Green and White colours.

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Alex Iwobi in action against Equato-Guinea

The former Middlesbrough marksman stated this in podcast closely monitored by a top Nigerian media outfit Legit.

What Yakubu Aiyegbeni said about Jay Jay Okocha and Alex Iwobi

According to Aiyegbeni, Iwobi may have a better pace than his uncle Okocha, but his qualities can never match that of former Hull City midfielder.

“Alex Iwobi will never be like Jay Jay. They need to understand and stop comparing Alex Iwobi to Jay Jay. This guy is different. Alex Iwobi can run from London to Nigeria. Jay Jay cannot run but he has the ability, the skills and he is very intelligent. He is one of the best midfielder Nigerian has ever produced.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni insists Jay Jay Okocha is a better player than Alex Iwobi.
Alex and Okocha

“Jay Jay will say to me, “Yak, forget about it. I will turn the ball like this, I dey see you o, run.” There is no one like Jay Jay. Nigeria needs to let go. Our problem in Nigeria is not football. They should focus on the reality in Nigeria than focus on Alex Iwobi, then Yak missing the goal.”

In another story, Empoli defender, Tyronne Ebuehi has been ruled out of the international friendlies against Ghana and Mali.

Ebuehi partially ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament last weekend away at Bologna.

“Empoli Football Club announces that the instrumental tests to which the player Tyronne Ebuehi, who came off during Friday’s match against Bologna, underwent, highlighted the partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee.

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“The footballer, after having undergone an initial specialist evaluation to establish the recovery path, began the appropriate treatments with the Azzurri healthcare staff,” Empoli’s official statement read.

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