Iwobi, a Super Eagles player, has come under fire from well-known Nigerian celebrity Verydarkman following his country’s defeat against Ivory Coast.
The socialite blamed Alex Iwobi for the Super Eagles’ loss to Ivory Coast in the AFCON final.
Verydarkman claimed that Iwobi was a careless player who didn’t live up to his uncle Jay Jay Okaocha’s expectations.
Verydarkman asserts that Iwobi is unrelated to the renowned Jay Jay Okocha of Nigeria and that he harmed the game.
Verydarkman continued by saying that Iwobi should stop playing basketball and look for employment in an other field.
Alexander Chuka Iwobi is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays midfield for Fulham in the Premier League and for Nigeria’s national team. Iwobi began his career with Arsenal, where he made 149 appearances and scored fifteen goals. He won the FA Cup in 2017 and also scored in the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final.
Iwobi was born in Lagos and raised in Newham, London, after coming to England when he was four years old, after a brief spell in Turkey. Jay-Jay Okocha, a former professional football player, is his maternal uncle.