In a recent photo released on social media, Okocha could be seen carrying his baby nephew Alex Iwobi as his father, Chuba Iwobi smiles heartily. The Arsenal forward, Iwobi, once admitted in an interview that he experienced very difficult times in the past and his uncle, former Super Eagles skipper Austin Okocha, helped him to find his feet.
After his extraordinary form for Nigeria during the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has been tipped to follow the footsteps of his Uncle, Jay Jay Okocha who is one of a few legends who made the country proud.
Jay Jay Okocha, Alex Iwobi and his father Chuba Iwobi
Iwobi was quoted as saying to Soccer Laduma:
‘’Growing up as a kid, there were times when I thought I was going to get released.
’But my mum and dad were always there to help. I have had some difficult times and, without my family and my uncle (Austin Okocha), I wouldn’t be where I am today.‘’Considering the difficult path that I have had, my Arsenal career has been amazing. I’m on a good way. However, I’m still young and I have got a long way to go.’’