Arsenal sensation, Alex Iwobi shines as Super Eagles thrash Plateau United 3-0


Nigeria’s senior national team defeated Plateau United 3-0 in a friendly match played on Wednesday ahead of Sunday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Zambia in Ndola.

A brace from substitute Alex Iwobi plus Anderson Esiti strike handed Gernot Rohr’s men a comprehensive victory over the Jos-based side at the National Stadium, Abuja.

Esiti’s strike in the 39th minute got the Super Eagles in front after Ahmed Musa’s severally missed clear-cut chances against his former side.

Full Super Eagles Squad for World Cup Qualifier against Zambia

In the 57th minute, substitute Iwobi doubled the lead for the Rohr’s men thanks to the combined midfield brilliance of John Obi Mikel and Ogenyi Onazi.

The Gunners youngster added his second of the game after firing in from a close range encounter at the death to complete the rout.

Following the victory, Rohr’s side will be much motivated as they intensify their preparation ahead of their date with the Chipolopolo.