Nigerian starlet Alex Iwobi dreams of playing a second final in three months as he looks to help the Super Eagles reach the final of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 on their return following a two-edition hiatus.
Iwobi played a starring role as his English club Arsenal reached the final of the UEFA Europa League where they lost to Chelsea and with that pain still burning his heart, the 23-year old wants to make amends by having a taste of national glory with Nigeria.
“Of course it is everyone’s dream as a player to win a title. Of course it was painful losing the final with my club but now I have to focus here. For us as a country there is no bigger title in Africa to win than this so we will go for it,” Iwobi says.
The winger who grew up in Arsenal’s academy as a kid and picks inspiration from his uncle, Nigerian legend Jay Jay Okocha believes the current Super Eagles squad has a good chance to make history by winning their fourth title.
Having won in 2013 under the late Stephen Keshi, Nigeria failed to qualify for the last two editions but have now returned with the hunger to ensure they get back to the king’s table of African football.