Alex Iwobi’s father, Chuka Iwobi, has acknowledged that there might be difficulties encountered by English-born Nigerian talents before they switch their international allegiance to Nigeria.
Using the Arsenal winger as a case study, the Hale End Academy product was double-minded about representing the Super Eagles until Iwobi Snr literally dragged him to Abuja to attend a Dream Team VI get-together, and the rest is history.
The Nigeria Football Federation are on the trail of Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham, and England U20 World Cup-winning stars Ovie Ejaria, Sheyi Ojo, Ademola Lookman and Josh Onomah.
”The simple answer is there is a lot of misconceptions trying to do that. We also saw it when we first switched,” Iwobi Snr. told the online edition of Complete Sports
”For a player who has been in abroad for the better part of his years there are always going to be so many difficulties.
”My answer has always been come and see for yourself and don’t make assumptions. We came, we saw and we are here.
”Obviously there are ways to improve on but it’s not about that and the positives surpass the negatives.
”I’m sure every father will be proud to see his son play for his country of birth.”
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