Coach Gernot Rohr is happy he allowed Alex Iwobi to operate as a playmaker in Saturday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Libya.

His comments suggests that he would still let the Arsenal star continue in that role on Tuesday.

Iwobi before Saturday's outing in Uyo has often functioned on the wings but the cousin to ex-Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha was allowed to play the Jay Jay role and he did not disappoint.

Speaking on his assessment of Iwobi, Rohr told journalists he was really impressed.

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He said: Iwobi in the Central position is an interesting one, he is a midfielder that can deliver decisive passes and also creating good assist and he can be dangerous too in the 18 yard box when it comes to scoring goals for us.

"It is an intriguing idea to have Iwobi in the central position, he was formerly used most times on the left, but now we have Musa on the left and then Iwobi in the centre, we have Kalu on the right and Igalo came all out to make perception change about himself by scoring a treble in the match."

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