A plan on how to stop Super Eagles midfield powerhouse Alex Iwobi by South Africa when they play against Nigeria on Saturday has been revealed by coach of the South African team Stuart Baxter.
Iwobi has stepped up into the playmaker role for Nigeria with some measure of success in both AFCON 2019 Qualifiers games against Libya, which Nigeria won to move top of the group.
He has carried his fine form from Arsenal since the appointment of Unai Emery to the Nigeria national team and Baxter mentioned him as one of the players he has device a means to stop when both teams meet on Saturday.
“I have a choice to either put in Hlompho with Sugar (Mabunda) because they play together or I can try and go with one of the other two (Tebogo Mokoena and Fortune Makaringe) ‚ who really are for the future‚” said Baxter.
“I’ve got to make that decision and I’ve got to make that decision based on how we wanna play and how we want to get at them.
“So I think whoever I pick will do the job.
“It’s a big ask for them to go up against the likes of (Alex) Iwobi and people like that‚ but I think they will do a job.”