Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi has for the first spoken on the rainbow flick skill he performed while on international
duty with Nigeria, in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers tie against Algeria on Saturday.
The forward showed off his quick feet in the first half when he raised the ball over the head of an Algerian
defender, bringing back memories of his uncle Austin Okocha who was famed for perfecting the skill.
After the game which Nigeria won 3-1, Iwobi whose father, Chuka, is from Onitsha, Anambra State spoke to Kwesesports and revealed the inspiration behind it, as well as his overall performance in the game.
“I definitely saw that Jay Jay flick. But I learnt it myself from just playing around in my club and watching
players like (Alexis) Sanchez and Neymar do that stuff.”
When it comes to things like that I never really think about it. If it happens, it happens. Didn’t know it would go
“My performance was okay. It was just average, and I think I can learn from that. But as a team it was a great
performance and I’m happy we won.”
Iwobi was substituted in the second by vice captain Ahmed Musa. The Super Eagles went on to win 3-1 to top Group B
of the Africa World Cup qualification campaign.