Arsenal Player and Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi has disclosed that he can’t sing the Nigerian national anthem.
Iwobi has expressed he doesn’t know the words to the Nigerian national Anthem very well, he says he just mutters words from his mouths along to the hymn when the camera was being focused on him before the beginning of several international matches.
Iwobi, who scored the goal that granted the Super Eagles entrance to the Russia World Cup against Zambia made the revelation while being quizzed by Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry and Philadelphia Eagles star, Jay Ajayi.
Alex Iwobi said;
“I know it but I don’t know it well. When they are recording, the camera comes on you I know what to say. For the Nigerian viewers I do know it.”
Iwobi was also quizzed about scoring the goal that qualified the Super Eagles for the 2018 World Cup and he said:
“When I scored I saw my parents in the crowd, I was almost crying. It was a nice feeling.”
On how he felt when he met Thierry Henry for the first time, Iwobi answered:
“I met him when I was a kid for the first time, so was young, I was excited. I was in Arsenal academy. I was very young.’’
Asked if he watched the Super Bowl, Iwobi said:
“Honestly no, honestly no. Sleep went to me.”
In another news, Alex Iwobi was a target of monkey chants from CSKA Moscow during their Europa League clash that was played in Moscow, Russia on Thursday, April 12.
Iwobi was a second-half substitute in the second clash which ended 2-2.
According to a Reuters witness, the Nigeria international and his Arsenal teammate, Danny Welbeck were targets of monkey chants from CSKA Moscow.
UEFA, however, told Reuters that they have not gotten any report of racism during the Europa League game on Thursday.
The European football body has only opened disciplinary proceedings against CSKA Moscow for infractions including throwing objects and setting off fireworks.