Super Eagles Star Named in Carabao Cup Team of Round of 32

Super Eagles Star Named in Carabao Cup Team of Round of 32

Ibitoye Shittu
August 26, 2022 at 8:46 AM
  • Nigerian footballer Alex Iwobi has been named in the EFL team in the round of 32 following his impressive performance
  • Those in charge of the Carabao Cup were impressed with his game against Fleetwood Town which Everton won 1-0
  • Everton have however so far this season not been impressive in the Premier League losing two games and drew 1

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi who plays for Premier League side Everton has made the list of the best XI who impressed after the round of 32 in the Carabao Cup.

The Nigerian produced brilliant performance which helped his club Everton record a 1-0 win over Fleetwood Town on Tuesday night, 23 August.

Demarai Gray’s 28th minute strike ensured that Everton progressed to the third round of the competition and it was Nigerian star Alex Iwobi who provided the assist.

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Super Eagles star Iwobi named in Carabao Cup team of round of 32. Photo by David Berding
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According to the reports on Punch and Daily Post, Alex Iwobi also made made four key passes, 85% pass accuracy, 3/4 successful dribbles and 8/10 accurate long balls.

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Who are the other players in the EPL Cup XI of round of 32?

Steven Alzate (Brighton) Mateusz Klich (Leeds United), David Cornell (Preston North End), Jaden Brown (Sheffield Wednesday), Carl Piergianni (Stevenage), Kal Naismith(Bristol City), Ronan Curtis(Portsmouth), Will Evans(Newport County), and Kane Wilson (Bristol City) complete the eleven.

Meanwhile, Alex Iwobi and his teammates are not finding it rosy in the Premier League as they are yet to win any game so far this season in the Premier League.

Zazoo singer portable prostrates to greet after meeting former Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Nigerian singer Portable was enthusiastic the moment he met with former Super Eagle striker Obafemi Martins as the music artiste prostrated to greet.

Martins, who is famous for the moniker ‘Obagoal’, remains one of the richest Nigerian footballers.

The former Inter Milan of Italy forward has been in Nigeria for some time since he left Chinese outfit Wuhan Zall in 2020 following the spread of COVID-19.

The former Super Eagles star, who had stints in Italy, England, Germany as well as China, is back home attending to several of his businesses.

He is ranked in the top five richest Nigerian footballers; and Portable is aware of this immediately he came face-to-face with the superstar.

As they exchanged pleasantries in Yoruba dialect, the ‘ZaZoo Zeh’ crooner cheekily told the 42-cap Nigerian international not to make bank transfer – insinuating he wanted cash gift.

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