Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi explained how he is related to Austin Jay-Jay Okocha. The former Arsenal midfielder believes Okocha is a legend of the family and the country.
Alex Iwobi trained with Everton during the week but – was omitted from the squad that played a 1-1 with Crystal Palace at Goodison Park.
The Everton midfielder revealed that the Nigerian legend is the younger brother of his mother, and that is how he got the surname OKocha in his name.
“It’s true – that’s my mom’s younger brother, that’s why I got the surname Okocha because he’s related to my mom, we are all related, Alex Iwobi told Everton Official Members and competition winners.
“He’s a big legend in our family – he still chats to me here and there, he’s always messaging me on WhatsApp.”
The Hale End Academy product came from a – family of footballers – with his dad Chuka Iwobi turned out for NITEL Vasco Da Gama.