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How 3-4-3 Formation Limited The Potentials and Productivty of Alex Iwobi At The Afcon

In every walk of life, we all have areas that will require improvements, footballers are not different.

Honestly I don’t know what Iwobi did so wrong in this tournament. Peseiro’s formation after the Guinea Bissau match required Iwobi and Frank Onyeka to simultaneously perform offensive and defensive midfield roles. I really shouldn’t say this but I was silently never a huge fan of this 3-4-3. I think it gave Iwobi and Onyeka too much to do.

All the players did well in the tournament just that against Ivory Coast, they were lethargic and unimaginative.

In the matches I observed, Iwobi’s passes were simple and productive. He played his part in our respectable journey to the final. His inputs were evident in some of the goals we scored and how we curtailed opponents.

I really don’t understand why Nigeria fans have turned on him – Iwobi tried his best in the formation.

Peseiro should consider going back to 4-3-3 or tweak his 4-4-2 in future. 3-4-3 shows too much respect for African opponents. We should be able to go toe to toe with our Opponent on the continent after all Ivory Coast used am offensive open 4-3-3 to win the Afcon!


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