Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi has stated that Egypt’s exit from the round of 16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations is disappointing while also describing his relationship with his Arsenal teammate Mohamed Elneny.
Egypt were knocked out of the 2019 AFCON following an astounding 1-0 defeat against South Africa. The Pharaohs’ exit from the tournament represents their worst AFCON result when the competition is hosted by Egypt.
Iwobi‘s Nigeria faced South Africa in the quarterfinals were they managed to prevail 2-1 to advance to the semifinals of the African showpiece event.
“The exit of the hosting team is sad. Morocco‘s knockout was also surprising. We know the quality of Egypt players and their quality,” Iwobi told CAFOnline.com.
“It‘s not the first time for me in Egypt. It‘s a great country and everyone is helping and welcoming us greatly.”
“Elneny is a great friend. He was too concerned to help me in Egypt and he is one of my closest teammates at Arsenal.”