19-year-old Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi, who made his debut for Nigeria in defeat to Democratic Republic of Congo is looking to follow in the footsteps of his uncle and former Nigeria captain Austin Jay-Jay Okocha and become a hero for Nigeria.


“He’s a legend in African football and I know I’ll have to work hard so people can speak positively about me as well,” he told BBC.

“Having him as an uncle helps for inspiration but he didn’t achieve his status by being someone’s nephew – so I must earn my path.

“My target is to get as many call-ups as I can, get as many games as I can and win many trophies with Nigeria.”


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