Iwobi, Good Defence Key To Eagles’ Success At AFCON 2019


Former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh believes Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi will be very key to Nigeria’s success at the 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations in Egypt should he play to his full potential, Completesports.com reports.

Iwobi has scored five goals and provided two assists in 28 appearances for Nigeria since he made his international debut under Oliseh.

“With Iwobi playing the way he is, we would not be lacking, creatively, at the AFCON if he maintains his form,” Oliseh told Completesports.com.

The former national team captain also notes that the addition of Paul Onuachu gives the team more options in attack while adding that Gernot Rohr’s team must have a very good line of defense to clinch a fourth AFCON title.

“Paul Onuachu is another good one. He brought back memories of what Yekini used to do back then. To me with these guys in our attacking lineup, we have much more options.

“A team is as good as your defense line. Anybody can attack, but can your team soak in the pressure? Your team will absolve all that is thrown them once you have a good defence.”

The Super Eagles are making a return to the AFCON tournament after missing out on the last two editions.

By Johnny Edward

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