Alex Iwobi Explains Reasons For Choosing Nigeria Over England

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Alex Iwobi has revealed that his family played a big part in his decision to play for Nigeria instead of England.

Alex Iwobi appeared for England in the youth ranks but opted to play with Nigeria in 2015.

Iwobi has scored four goals in 14 appearances for Nigeria since joining the side at Under-23 level.

“I was growing up in England and England was the only national team I knew, so I was actually very pleased to play at national level,” Iwobi told Soccer Laduma.

“However, my family are all from Nigeria, I was born in Nigeria, my uncle (Jay-Jay Okocha) is a legend in Nigeria.

“That’s why I thought I would give it a chance. That’s why I went to the Under-23s and somehow felt more welcome, and I thought it’s where I belong, so I made the decision to switch.”

Alex Iwobi netted twice in Nigeria’s 4-2 win over Argentina in Tuesday’s international friendly.

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