Arsenal attacker, Alex Iwobi has been identified as the reason behind support coming for the Super Eagles from Gabonese striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is tipping the Nigerian team to excel at this year’s World Cup.
The former Borussia Dortmund hitman and ex-African player of the year said he is backing Nigeria to shine at Russia 2018, because he has enjoyed playing alongside Iwobi at Arsenal, since joining The Gunners in January.
The Gabon captain disclosed that, because of his friendship with Iwobi, he will support the Eagles to do well in Russia.
Nigeria are in Group D with Croatia, Iceland and Argentina, ahead of which Aubameyang, scored 10 goals and provided four assists in 13 English Premier League appearances for The Gunners, also expressed his love for Nigeria’s new jerseys.
“I support Nigeria for World Cup because of my friend @alexiwobi but to tell the truth also because of your @nikefootball kit 😆😂😂. I need one,” Aubameyang tweeted on Thursday.
Incidentally, Iwobi has been Nigeria’s most impressive player in their last three friendlies and is expected to start against Croatia in their opening game on 16 June in Kaliningrad.
The Eagles will then take on Iceland in at Volgograd Arena on the 22nd of June, while their final group game is against Argentina in Saint Petersburg four days later.