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SIASIA: WE DIDN’T CAP IWOBI TO STOP HIM FROM PLAYING FOR ENGLAND

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Interim coach of the Super Eagles Samson Siasia says Nigeria did not cap Alex Iwobi because of the pressure by England for him to switch allegiance to them.

The last few weeks they have been reports that England are trying to lure Iwobi to play for the three lions instead of Nigeria at senior level after his breakthrough at Arsenal this season.

Iwobi who has played for Nigeria in a friendly game was eligible for England until after today’s AFCON 2017 qualifiers where the 19 year old came on as a substitute canceling any hope England has in regards to luring him.

“We didn’t cap him because of the pressure on him to switch allegiance to England, we did so because we are convinced he can effect the game and he almost did with that pass to Moses that was cleared of the line” He said in his post match conference.