Arsenal attacker, Alex Iwobi has received a massive boost for his psyche heading into Thursday’s Europa League second leg semi-final clash away to Atletico Madrid, with another award in recognition of his efforts in support of charity.
Iwobi and his Gunners colleagues will have to overcome Atletico away, after a 1-1 draw from the first leg at Emirates Stadium, but the Super Eagles star’s was inspired heading into the game at Wanda Metropolitano, as he was honoured on Monday night with the Community Action Award at the Best of African Awards (BOA).
The Arsenal forward, who was also recognized with the PFA Community Champion Award last year for his charitable work with Arsenal Community Foundation, is now making a niche for himself in help activities.
His previous recognition came after he donated a day’s wage to the club and his latest lkift comes after he received a similar award on for always supporting the community.
Iwobi has been part of the Arsenal family from a very tender age and joined the first team in 2015 and has been a major part of the club’s community foundation since then.
The Best Of Africa Award celebrates the organisation or project which makes the greatest impact in the preceding year.
It is also an event to honour and celebrate the philanthropic endeavours and achievements of African football players.
Joining Iwobi on the podium was his Super Eagles team-mate, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi, who was included in the Team of the Year.
Ndidi was listed along with Leroy Sane of Senegalese descent, N’Golo Kante of Malian descent, Romelu Lukaku and Vincent Kompany of Congolese heritage, Paul Pogba born to Guinean parents and Nathan Ake of Cote d’Ivoire descent.
Egypt international Mohamed Salah, Eric Bailey of Cote d’Ivoire and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also make the Team of the Year.
Iwobi and Ndidi were joined at the awards ceremony by the likes of Ola Aina, Christian Atsu, Wilfred Zaha and Yannick Bolasie, while Aubameyang, Salah and Yaya Toure were among the big winners at 2018 Best of Africa Awards.
Iwobi, who hopes to feature for Arsenal in Thursday’s Europa League second leg against Atletico at Wanda Metropolitano bagged The Philanthropic Endeavour Community Action award.
“Great Night At The Best Of Africa Awards. Blessed To Have My Family & Friends There With Me,” stated the 21-year-old Iwobi, who has played 35 games for Arsenal this season and has two goals.