Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi has disclosed that he would love to achieve more laurels than his uncle, Austine Jay-Jay Okocha in the colours of Nigeria.
The Arsenal star, who featured in the team’s qualification to the semi-final stages of the Europa League after beating Napoli 3-0 on aggregate on Thursday, stated that winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation would be a stepping stone to achieving more success with the senior national team.
The 22-year-old was born in Lagos to Okocha’s sister and is looking to mark his debut at the tournament with similar success.
“I’ve seen some of his highlights from 1994 and it would be cool to achieve that as well,” he told BBC Sport .
“I’m excited, I have always dreamt of participating and representing my country at the African Cup of Nations, but it won’t be easy for us in Egypt.
“Both dreams are coming true, hopefully I can get to play in Egypt.”
“I thought I understand what playing for Nigeria truly means, but the more I play in Nigeria and travel home, the more they [fans] make me believe bigger than I have always dreamt of,” he added.
“The more I see the the passion, the hunger that everyone wants for us to get there and do well. I think when I get there I will understand a bit more than I do now.”