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Why I snubbed England to play for Nigeria – Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi

Why I snubbed England to play for Nigeria – Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi
Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi has explained why he snubbed England to play for the West African giants at senior level....ALSO PROCEED READING THE ARTICLE FROM THE SOURCE

Iwobi, a former Arsenal star, graduated from Arsenal youth team and played for England at U16, U17, and U18 levels before becoming cap-tied to Nigeria.

He played his competitive debut against Egypt in an African Cup of Nations qualifier on March 25, 2016.

The midfielder, who played for Everton before moving to Fulham last summer, revealed that although he was well treated by the English Football Association, he chose to play for the Super Eagles due to his Nigerian heritage.

“I wouldn’t say I have any regrets. I’d like to say I respected England, they gave me a lot of opportunities and I was able to do them proud,” he said in an interview with Hotsports Nigeria.

“But I feel more at home with Nigeria. I feel this is where I’m at home and where I represent, like my family, everyone. I’ve grown up in a Nigerian culture so I’d say that I have no regrets picking Nigeria over England

“I’ve been here for a while now and I’m familiar with the team. Even from the first time I came here they always made me feel welcome.

“I’m always enjoying myself not just when we are playing matches but in training. In the camp it’s like one big family so it makes it easier for me to express myself and join in.

“I’m enjoying my time and hopefully there’s more years to come as well.”…Continue The Full Reading.>’.

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