The Patriotic Mission That Awaits Iwobi in Nigeria's Pursuit Of Arsenal Starlets
Published: May 19, 2019
The Patriotic Mission That Awaits Iwobi in Nigeria's Pursuit Of Arsenal Starlets
The Super Eagles of Nigeria are one of the best countries in Africa and they will be looking to prove it this summer as 24 countries will battle for Africa's most prestigious soccer trophy in Egypt.

Meanwhile, some of the players who are guaranteed a spot in Rohr's final AFCON roaster could put an end to their international career after the tournament.

This is one of the reasons why the country's Football Federation are doing all they can to see that foreign-born youngsters commit their future to the African powerhouse.

It is believed that the trio of Arsenal academy products, Bukayo Saka, Xavier Amaechi and Folarin Balogun, are all on Nigeria's radar.

Though the country is yet to have a heart-to-heart discussion with any of the three youngsters, it is believed that convincing them to pledge allegiance to Nigeria will require a constant approach from NFF representatives.

This is where Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi must come in to play a very patriotic role in ensuring that these attacking youngsters see many wonderful reasons why they must choose the three-time African champions.

The 23-year-old winger must reveal how it feels to play for Nigeria. He must also ensure that he keeps reminding them of the fact that they have a better chance with Nigeria than England.

If Mikel could influence Ola Aina's decision to play for the Super Eagles during his days at Stamford Bridge, then it is time for Alex Iwobi to do the same with the young Gunners.

Ibukun Italoye