Alex Iwobi back in form at the right time for Fulham and Nigeria

Alex Iwobi back in form at the right time for Fulham and Nigeria
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Alex Iwobi has become a mainstay of the Fulham side despite joining the Cottagers this summer, and he cemented his importance to the side with a virtuoso performance on Wednesday night.

It has been a while since Alex Iwobi scored a goal, and one could say that the Super Eagles midfielder has forgotten how to find the net.

Alex Iwobi was at a high level when Fulham hosted Forest, and he scored a fine goal as the home side took a comfortable first-half lead.

The former Everton and Arsenal star scored Fulham's first goal in the 30th minute of their league encounter to set the Cottagers to victory.

Alex Iwobi back in form as AFCON looms

Alex Iwobi - vital for Super Eagles
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Alex iwobi seems to have found his mojo as he scored for the second time in two Premier League games.

Alex Iwobi scored in Fulham's 3-2 win over Wolves in their last game and is sending solid signals over what to expect in Ivory Coast in January.

The recent surge in the form of Alex iwobi is good news for the Super Eagles midfielder, who faltered in their two FIFA 2026 World Cup qualifying matches against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

Jose Peseiro, who has a mandate to win the AFCON for the fourth time for Nigeria, has had headaches in recent months over the performance of his team.

The recent form of Alex Iwobi will be cheering news for the Portuguese and Nigerian fans, who want to see the Super Eagles do well in Ivory Coast.

The Super Eagles are loaded with a plethora of attacking talent but need the midfielders to be at their best to unlock the potential of attackers like Victor Osimhen, Victor Boniface and Kelechi Iheanacho.

Alex Iwobi – Man on fire

Alex Iwobi scores second goal in two games
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If the performance of Alex iwobi against Nottingham Forest is what Nigerians would see in Ivory Coast, then fans of the Super Eagles can sleep easy.

Alex Iwobi scored a 30th-minute goal to follow on his goal against Wolves. He was also a nuisance to the Forest defence as he orchestrated dangerous moves for the home side.

The Nigerian midfielder came close to scoring a second goal, but his curling shot missed the target by whiskers.

With Fulham running riot against Forest, Iwobi would not be denied his second goal. The midfielder hit his brace in the 74th minute to give the Cottagers a 4-0 lead.

The last time the Super Eagles midfielder scored before his goal against Wolves was in May 2023, in a 2-2 draw with Leicester City in the colours of Everton.

With Victor Boniface back to goal-scoring form and Iwobi peaking at the right time, things are beginning to fall in place for the Super Eagles.

With this kind of form, the Super Eagles manager has little excuses for AFCON. It is now up to Peseiro to make things click for the team.

This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter. Chooka has a passion for football and has been a fan of Enugu Rangers (over 30 years) and Real Madrid (Since 1996).