Alex Iwobi: Super Eagles Legend Jay-Jay Okocha Reveals Big Secret About the Everton Star

Alex Iwobi: Super Eagles Legend Jay-Jay Okocha Reveals Big Secret About the Everton Star

  • Nigerian attacking midfielder Alex Iwobi has been in superb form so far this season for EPL side Everton
  • Jay-Jay Okocha, who is Iwobi's uncle, has now revealed that he is impressed with the performances of the former Arsenal star
  • The former Bolton star added that Iwobi is the type of player who is ready to sacrifice everything for his club

Super Eagles legend Jay-Jay Okocha has explained that his nephew, Alex Iwobi is now fulfilling his potential this season in the Premier League under Frank Lampard at Everton.

Iwobi has been one of the best forwards so far this term in the Premier League and his manager at Everton, Lampard has also praised the Nigerian for his contributions.

The former Arsenal man has accounted for two assists and a goal scored in the club’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United in the English top flight.

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Alex Iwobi has received glowing praise from Super Eagles legend Jay-Jay Okocha. Photo by Tony McArdle.
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According to the report on GOAL, Okocha explained he is happy to see that Iwobi is currently doing well for Everton in the Premier League.

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Jay-Jay's reaction to Alex Iwobi

“It’s great to see him playing to his potential. We all knew that he’s got something special, but it’s taken him a little while to settle down."
"I also think playing under a great manager, who really wants to improve his game and has been playing him in his right position, has made a big difference,'' he added.

Jay-Jay watches as Iwobi scores

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how former Super Eagles captain Jay-Jay Okocha was spotted in the stands as Manchester United defeated Everton at Goodison Park.

The former Bolton Wanderers skipper, an uncle to Alex Iwobi, watched with delight as his nephew ripped the back of the United net in the opening minutes of the encounter.

The Nigerian international set the game alight when he found the back of the net for Everton in the 5th minute, from outside the area. Iwobi was set up just outside the area before his curler sailed past David De Gea, who could do nothing about the shot.

With Everton still in the lead at that stage, cameras captured Okocha in the stands as he looked to be urging his nephew on.