Super Eagles’ Alex Iwobi has been given the number 10 role in the team’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom capital on Saturday.
Captain Mikel Obi, who usually supports the strikers, was excluded from the list of invited players, as he is still recovering from an injury.
Eagles’ legend, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, had questioned the wing role Iwobi, his nephew, was assigned at the 2018 World Cup, arguing that the player would do better as a classic number 10.
Iwobi, who did not enjoy much playing time in Russia, missed the team’s 0-3 win over Seychelles last month in the qualifiers, due to an injury he sustained playing for his club, Arsenal.
Meanwhile, brila.net reports that coach Gernot Rohr, has hinted Germany-based Jamilu Collins could start at left back against the North Africans. He also missed the game in Victoria last month due to an injury.