What Is Saddening About AFCON 2019 – Super Eagles’ Alex Iwobi

What Is Saddening About AFCON 2019 - Super Eagles' Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi/File

Super Eagles and Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi has expressed his disappointment at the exit of Egypt at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Concise News reports that Egypt – hosts of the 32nd edition of the AFCON won all their games in the Group stages but surprisingly lost against South Africa in the round of 16.

And on Wednesday night, July 10, in Cairo, Alex Iwobi had a decent game for the Super Eagles providing an assist in Nigeria’s 2-1 win over South Africa in the AFCON 2019 quarterfinal.

“The exit of the hosting team is sad. Morocco‘s knockout was also surprising. We know the quality of Egypt players and their quality.

“It‘s not the first time for me in Egypt. It‘s a great country and everyone is helping and welcoming us greatly.

“(Mohamed) Elneny is a great friend. He was too concerned to help me in Egypt and he is one of my closest teammates at Arsenal,” Iwobi told CAFOnline.com.

Meanwhile, Iwobi’s Arsenal’s pre-season campaign is already underway.

They will begin at Colorado Rapids on July 16th and will end at the Nou Camp against Barcelona on August 4th.

Arsenal pre-season fixtures and TV schedule

  • July 16, 2 am Vs. Colorado Rapids – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, USA
  • July 18, 4 am: Vs Bayern Munich – Dignity Health Sports Park, USA
  • July 20, 11 pm: Vs Fiorentina – Bank of America Stadium, USA
  • July 24, 12 am: Vs Real Madrid – FedExField, USA
  • July 28, 3:15 pm: Vs Lyon – Emirates Stadium
  • July 31, 7:35 pm: Vs Angers – Stade Raymond Kopa
  • August 4, 7 pm: Vs Barcelona – Camp Nou

Note: Kick-off times are in UK time.

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Ridwan is a trained communicator who specialises in football and squash. He has been published by African Examiner. He provides professional coverage of general news, politics and sports, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first Nigerian interview with South Africa's no. 1 male squash player, Jean-Pierre Brits. He is a proud Nigerian and campaigner for #NigeriaIsOurs.

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