Meet the Iwobis

November 18, 2016 Articles Leave a comment

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Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi describes to me, on the BBC’s “World Football” programme, how manager Arsene Wenger has taught him the value of patience.

Iwobi, enjoying his break-through season at Arsenal, also tells me why he chose to play for Nigeria over England and how Nigerian fans ask for much more than mere selfies when they see him.

Iwobi is joined by his father, Chuka – a London criminal lawyer and former defender with Nigerian league club Vasco Da Gama of Enugu.

Chuka says he still sees Alex as his four-year-old boy, and he’ll watch him play for club and country till he dies. He was also a team mate of the former Real Sociedad striker Mutiu Adepoju and Deportivo La Coruna ‘keeper Peter Rufai. The three played together at Femo Scorpions of Eruwa, in the Nigerian championship.

Click here for the BBC World Football’s programme page, where you can listen to the show.

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