Everton Winger Alex Iwobi Names Nigeria Legend As His Childhood HeroPublished: August 17, 2019
Everton summer signing Alex Iwobi has revealed that his uncle Jay-Jay Okocha was his childhood idol.
The Nigeria international kicked off Everton's new 'Get To Know Me' series, in which the club find out things about their summer signings.
A product of Arsenal's Hale End Academy, Iwobi was at the North London club for fifteen years before completing a move to the Toffees on deadline day, signing a five-year deal until the end of the 2023-2024 season.
Asked to name his childhood idol, Iwobi said : ''My uncle, Jay-Jay Okocha always''.
The Everton number 17 stated that the best moment of his career was scoring the game-winner against Zambia that sent the Super Eagles to the 2018 World Cup with his mom and dad watching from the stands.
Iwobi revealed that he has no tattoos and admitted that he is scared of snakes or any wild animal.
The Super Eagle was an unused substitute as Everton beat Watford 1-0 in their first home match of the season.
Photo Credit : evertonfc.com
Football News 24/7
- Super Eagles Left-Back Jamilu Collins Sets New Bundesliga Record
- Good News For Nigeria As Chelsea's Abraham Opens Door To Future Super Eagles Call-up
- 2019 Bet9ja Royal Cup: Harrison Chukwuji Bangs Tournament's First Hat-trick
- Upset in 2019 Bet9ja Royal Cup Opener
- Rohr Names One Super Eagles Player Who Impressed Him Against Ukraine
- England Coach Joins Bandwagon In Praise Of Chelsea Striker Tammy Abraham
- Nigerian Teenagers To Keep An Eye On: Arsenal Goal-machine Who Likens Himself To Aubameyang
- Aston Villa Run The Rule Over Two Nigeria Internationals In France
- Is Chukwueze's Spot In Villarreal Starting Line-up Under Threat?
- AFCON 2019 Top Scorer Is Back; Bursapor's Shehu, AIK's Obasi, Heracles' Dessers Strike
- African Players Transfers
- Australia/ Asia
- Belgian Championship
- Danish Football
- English Premier League
- Nigeria National Teams
- Nigeria Premier League
- Norwegian Football
- Polish Football
- Russian Championship
- Serie A
- Spanish Liga
- Swedish Championship
- Turkish Championship
- Ukrainian Football
- Women's Football