By Augustine Akhilomen
Ex international, Jonathan Akpoborie believes Super Eagles duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi are Nigeria’s weapon of attack if the team must qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Iheanacho’s new scoring form in the colours of Manchester City and the senior national team has been welcomed with delight from the technical crew of the Super Eagles. He was on the scorer’s sheet alongside Iwobi in the Super Eagles 2-1 win over the Chipolopolo of Zambia in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Ndola.
Applauding Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Genort Rohr for injecting youth and experience into the new team, the former Wolfsburg striker told Soccernet.com.ng that Iheanacho and Iwobi are the new pride of the team and are capable of leading the Eagles goal charge.
“Presently, I feel so happy that the current crop of players in the Super Eagles are showing the spirit of the past going by their last win against Zambia in Ndola,” Akpoborie told Soccernet.com.ng.
“Besides, the duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi are Nigeria’s greatest weapon of attack considering their age and the fact that they play in two of the best clubs in Europe; Manchester City and Arsenal.
“Moreover, credit should go to the technical crew, headed by Genort Rohr for blending youth and experience into the team and I believe that they will qualify for the World Cup,” he said.