‘Play me in my preferred position,’ Iwobi Cryptic Message to Super Eagles Coach

Alex Iwobi says he’s delighted to be invited for the African cup of the qualifiers showdown with Benin Republic and Lesotho.

Iwobi was named in coach Gernot Rohr’s 24 man squad to do battle with the squirrels of Benin Republic in Port Novo and the Crocodiles of Lesotho in Lagos.

While reacting to the invitation on his Instagram page, Iwobi said its an honor to get a call up, but hopes he can get to play in his preferred number 10 position.

“Always an honour to get a call up to my National Team. Hopefully I get to play in my preferred position,”He said.

Since making his debut for Nigeria, Iwobi has been used in multiple positions across the midfield and also behind the striker.

Iwobi has featured in all four qualifying matches for Nigeria and has scored three goals in the process.

The Super Eagles will take on Benin Republic at Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto Novo on March 27, before facing the Crocodiles (Lesotho) three days later at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

Nigeria lead the Group L table with eight points and a win over the Republic of Benin or Lesotho will seal their place at the tournament.