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Soccer News of Friday, 10 June 2022


Iwobi happy with Eagles win

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Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi has expressed his excitement with the Super Eagles' good start to the 2023 AFCON qualifiers campaign.

The Eagles came from behind to secure a 2-1 victory against the Leone Stars at an MKO Stadium in Abuja on Thursday, June 9.

The 26-year-old Everton midfielder equalized in the 16th minute after the visitors have taken the lead five minutes earlier.

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His well-placed shot at the bottom right corner left the Sierra Leonean shot-stopper rooted to the spot.

It was the ex-Arsenal man's first competitive game for the Super Eagles after his marching orders against Tunisia at the round 16 stage during the 2021 AFCON earlier in January.

After the game, Iwobi took to his Twitter handle to express his satisfaction.

''Great Start To The AFCON2023 Campaign…'' the midfielder tweeted.