English Premiership

Iwobi: No regrets over Nigeria decision

2016-04-12 11:27
Aalex Iwobi (Arsenal website)

Goalkeeper Mickael Roche scored the most hilarious own goal for Tahiti outfit AS Tefana's in an Oceania Champions League encounter against Nadi FA.

Cape Town - Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi insists he has no regrets over his decision to represent Nigeria instead of England.

The 19-year-old had previously made appearances at youth level for the Three Lions before playing in Nigeria's 2-0 friendly win over Niger in October last year.

The Lagos-born forward made his competitive debut for the Super Eagles in an African Cup of Nations qualifier last month, officially ending the possibility of him representing England, .

"I understand why some England fans are surprised with my decision," Iwobi told The Sun. "It was a difficult one to make, one I thought very carefully about. I have no regrets.

"I have always been part of the England youth set-up and have 11 caps at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 levels. But when I was first invited by the Nigeria FA, my dad told me to follow my heart and that is what I have done."

Iwobi has burst onto the scene in recent weeks, impressing in the Champions League against Barcelona before making his Premier League debut last month.

The youngster has scored two and assisted another two in his three Premier League starts so far.

Read more on:    arsenal  |  english premiership  |  alex iwobi  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

29 October 2016
Sunderland v Arsenal, Stadium of Light 13:30
Manchester United v Burnley, Old Trafford 16:00
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth, Riverside Stadium 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City, The Hawthorns 16:00
Watford v Hull City, Vicarage Road 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City, White Hart Lane 16:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 18:30
30 October 2016
Everton v West Ham United, Goodison Park 15:30
Southampton v Chelsea, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
31 October 2016
Stoke City v Swansea City, Britannia Stadium 22:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.