Alex Iwobi eager to add more trophies to his CV while at Everton having tasted success with Arsenal

Alex Iwobi desperate to add ‘more trophies’ to his CV while at Everton having tasted success with Arsenal… while he also outlines his ambition to keep racking up the caps for Nigeria

  • Alex Iwobi joined Everton in 2019 after bursting onto the scene with Arsenal
  • During his time at Arsenal, he won an FA Cup and two Community Shield’s
  • However, he has yet to win silverware at Everton but is desperate for glory
  • He is also eager rack up more games for Nigeria – having played 45 times so far

Alex Iwobi has outlined his desire to win more trophies and continue racking up the international caps.

Iwobi joined Everton in 2019 after starting his career at Arsenal, making his Gunners debut aged 19.

Since then the versatile 25 year-old, who has played for managerial greats Arsene Wenger and Carlo Ancelotti, has made over 150 Premier League appearances – more than 200 at club level in all competitions – and featured 45 times for Nigeria after making his debut for his country in 2015.

Alex Iwobi is desperate to add more silverware to his CV during his time at Everton

The Everton forward has outlined his lofty ambitions both at club and country level

The Everton forward has outlined his lofty ambitions both at club and country level

Iwobi is hungry for success with Everton having tasted silverware with Arsenal

Iwobi has plenty of experience already in the Premier League, but knows trophies must follow

He has gained plenty of experience at both Arsenal and Everton, but wants trophies to follow

From his time at Arsenal, Iwobi added an FA Cup and two Community Shield successes to his CV.

Ancelotti’s Everton are still in the mix for European football this season, potentially the Champions League, but the Toffees’ wait for a first piece of silverware since 1995 will go on into next season.

Iwobi said: ‘It’s crazy when everyone tells me all these stats like the appearances and caps I’ve got. I’ve had a decent career so far considering my age,’ though he was keen to stress his achievements so far have only left him determined ‘to achieve more in the game, to win more trophies and play more for Nigeria.’

Iwobi was handed his professional debut by Wenger and told GAFFER Magazine that he was ‘someone who had that sense of excitement to jump on the pitch.

Iwobi has featured 45 times for Nigeria but is eager to keep racking up the caps for his country

Iwobi has featured 45 times for Nigeria but is eager to keep racking up the caps for his country

‘I don’t think that’s changed at all, I look back at that first game where I came on, just thinking “yeah this is my moment”…’

Though they no longer work together Iwobi admits he will always remember a piece of advice given to him by Wenger.

Iwobi said: ‘He [Wenger] always told me to get the basics right and do them well, and then my natural ability will shine through. As long as I’m doing that and following that advice, I feel like I always play well.’

To read the full, wide-ranging interview with Alex Iwobi visit http://gaffer.online/ya-digg-alex-iwobi

Iwobi burst onto the scene at Arsenal under the tutelage of legendary boss Arsene Wenger

Iwobi burst onto the scene at Arsenal under the tutelage of legendary boss Arsene Wenger

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UFC 261: Dana White reveals plan for UFC to head to Africa for its debut in 2022

Dana White reveals plan for UFC to head to Africa for its debut in 2022, with the continent producing three world champions in Kamaru Usman, Francis Ngannou and Israel Adesanya

  • Plans to take the UFC to Africa appear on track for 2022, Dana White revealed
  • Africa is yet to host a UFC event and White is keen to take the company there
  • Kamaru Usman, Israel Adesanya and Francis Ngannou are all African-born stars
  • Cape Town in South Africa has been mooted as a potential fight destination 
  • REPORT: Usman produces devastating knockout win to defeat Jorge Masvidal 

The UFC will head to Africa for its debut in 2022, promoter Dana White has revealed. 

After Nigerian supremo Kamaru Usman successfully defended his welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261, White was quizzed on whether he was still pressing to take the company to Africa.

‘2022,’ was White’s swift reply. 

The UFC boasts three African born champions right now with Usman alongside middleweight Israel Adesanya (Nigeria) and heavyweight Francis Ngannou (Cameroon).   

Francis Ngannou is the heavyweight champion of the world having defeated Stipe Miocic recently

Kamaru Usman (left) and Francis Ngannou (right) are two African UFC world champions

Israel Adesanya is the king of the middleweight division and he is from Nigerian descent

Israel Adesanya is the king of the middleweight division and he is from Nigerian descent 

Talk of taking the UFC to Africa have been around for some time and White recently went into detail about his desires to pull it off in 12 months’ time. 

Speaking on the Bill Simmons Podcast he said: ‘One of the many monumental times in my career, but one of the things that I’ve always wanted to do is have a fight in Africa. 

‘The Ali-Foreman ‘Rumble in the Jungle,’ all that stuff I remember growing up, I haven’t had mine yet. But it’s coming. 

‘We’re looking Africa in 2022, so I’m really looking forward to that.’ 

Dana White has revealed the plans to take his UFC company to African territory for 2022

Dana White has revealed the plans to take his UFC company to African territory for 2022

Back in 2019 Ottman Azaitar and his brother Abu were campaigning to have Morocco included on the UFC map.

The two fighters were pushing hard to see the North African territory make history as UFC’s first African fight venue but the plans for 2022 remain unclear.   

South Africa, which hosted the 2010 football World Cup, is seen as a contender while there is also suggestions that the success of Usman and Adesanya could see a blockbuster fight in Nigeria.  

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