Iheanacho, Iwobi Arrive Nigeria For World Cup Qualifiers

Nigerian forwards Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi have been spotted in a plane on their way to Nigeria to meet up with other invited players for the upcoming 2018 World Cup Qualifier against Algeria in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom.


The English Premier league starlets are among the 24 players invited by Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernor Rohr.

Rohr himself arrived the country on Sunday and the invited players are expected to do so on Monday.

The German will then hold training sessions on Tuesday morning in Abuja with the players.

Iheanacho and Iwobi were both involved with their respective clubs over the weekend, although the former had little to do as he came on as a late substitute in Manchester City’s 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough at the Etihad stadium.

Iwobi however started in Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with rivals Tottenham, playing 70 minutes of the game before he was replaced by French Striker Olivier Giroud.