I don’t like to show off my wealth – Nigerian footballer, Alex Iwobi
By Patricia Uyeh,
Nigerian football star, Alex Iwobi, in a recent chat, revealed why he does not live a flamboyant lifestyle like other footballers.
According to him, even though he earns very well at Arsenal, his uncle, Austin Jay Jay Okocha and his parents helped him stay humble despite the hype surrounding him.
“Two years ago you could just come in, I’d normally go back to my old area and play in my cage and no one would bother me, but if I go and play in my cage now.”
“Obviously I was lucky to have an uncle that played football, so he still gives me advice from time to time, but my mum and dad keep me grounded.
“The more I’m progressing, the more money, the more the fame comes with it, but they’re helping me invest because football is a really short career, so they’re also making me think about life outside of football as well a bit more.”
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