- Alex Iwobi has named his uncle Jay Jay Okocha in his Ultimate African XI leaving out Kanu
- The Everton of England attacking-midfielder also named Joseph Yobo on the list
- Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane are among other stars named by the youngster
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has named his Ultimate African XI leaving out Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu.
The Nigerian international chose former Cameroonian international Lauren Etame-Mayer who featured for the Gunners between 2000 and 2007 scoring 7 goals in 159 appearances.
Nwankwo Kanu had a remarkable career with Arsenal having played at Highbury Stadium between 1999 and 2004, scoring 30 goals in 114 Premier League appearances.
In his Ultimate African XI as cited on YouTube channel Project 17, Iwobi chose Nigerian legend Vincent Enyeama to be in the goalkeeping position.
In the left-back position is former Chelsea defender Celestine Babayaro, while Iwobi named Joseph Yobo and Kalidou Koulibaly to partner in the centre-back.
Of course, his uncle and former African midfield maestro Jay Jay Okocha is also mentioned in the list.
Alex Iwobi’s Ultimate African XI
GK - Vincent Enyeama
RB - Lauren
CB - Joseph Yobo
CB - Kalidou Koulibaly
LB - Celestine Babayaro
RM - Riyad Mahrez
CM- Yaya Toure
CM - Michael Essien
LM - Sadio Mane
CAM - Jay Jay Okocha
CF - Didier Drogba
Iwobi was in action during Everton’s 1-0 victory over Southampton in the Premier League on February 1.
Richarlison scored the only goal of the game when he tucked home as early as the 9th minute in a mouth-watering fixture at Goodison Park.
Nigeria’s Iwobi was introduced in the 87th minute of the encounter and despite playing a few minutes, he stole the stats.
The former Arsenal star completed more take-ons than any other Everton player in the game. He completed 11 incredible touches, with two key passes.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian international Victor Osimhen marked his return into the Napoli squad with a well-taken goal helping his side to a 3-1 home win over Bologna.
The 22-year-old missed his side’s last three games following an injury after he collided with an Atalanta player back in February.
He came on in the 53rd minute of the encounter and it only took him twelve minutes to make it 2-0 for his side after he powered home the ball into the net.
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