Fans don’t ask for autograph in Nigeria but money – Alex Iwobi

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Super Eagles player Alex Iwobi has said Nigerian football fans unlike their British counterparts do not ask him for autographs.

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Iwobi made this known in an interview he granted UK’s Guardian in which he said he is treated like a king in Nigeria.

“Everyone appreciates you [in Nigeria], you’re almost like a king! When I arrived at the airport I thought, I’ll just have my earphones in, but everyone was like ‘Iwobi! Iwobi!’ Oh gosh. Hi guys!

“I didn’t know what to expect. It was just mad. I always go with Kelechi Iheanacho. When we go we get escorted. Because I’m not used to the Nigerian culture as much as they are, they do help me with it.

“I can’t really speak the language that well. They help me with the fans. The fans are very different there. They don’t ask me for autographs, they ask for boots, money,” the Arsenal forward told the paper.

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