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Arsenal laud Eagles' & Falcons' stars Iwobi, Oshoala

NPFL By: Collins Udeme | 07/01/2017

Arsenal pay tribute to Eagles & Falcons stars Iwobi, Oshoala

Arsenal Football Club have congratulated Nigerian duo Alex Iwobi and Asisat Oshoala who both emerged victorious in their respective categories during the 2016 Glo CAF awards ceremony held in Nigeria.

While Alex Iowbi was named the Africa Youth Player of the Year for 2016, Oshoala of The Super Falcons won the Women’s Player of the Year award.

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Iwobi fought off tough competition from Eric Ayiah (Ghana), Franck Kessie (Ivory Coast), Sidiki Maiga (Mali) and Sandra Owusu-Ansah (Ghana) to win the award.

Arsenal in a reaction to their players' recognition following their performances in 2016 commended both stars who are members of the senior male and female team.

Iwobi scored four goals and claimed five assists for us during an impressive 2016, most notably scoring on his first two Arsenal starts and playing 72 minutes of our Champions League tie against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

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The 20-year old who was joined by his national team best friend Kelechi Iheanacho during the CAF recognition also impressed on the international stage, scoring his first goal for Nigeria in the Super Eagles’ World Cup qualifier against Zambia while establishing himself as a key member of Gernot Rohr’s exciting forward line.