Friday Oct 15, 2021. 14:00
Nigerian star Alex Iwobi has resumed training ahead of Everton FC’s English Premier League clash against West Ham United on Sunday.
This is according to Everton manager Rafael Benitez with Iwobi having missed Nigeria’s recent 2022 Fifa World Cup double-header qualifiers against the Central African Republic.
Benitez explained that Iwobi, and full-backs Lucas Digne and Seamus Coleman are back to full fitness with the team set to host the Hammers at Goodison Park.
“The international break is an opportunity to bring back players,” Benitez told Everton’s official website.
“Alex Iwobi was training and [so were] Digne and Coleman – that is good news for us – they have started training with the team. The others are improving, and we will see in the week how they are.
“Lucas had an issue and for two or three days was under treatment, but he has started training.”
Iwobi’s last match for Everton was against Norwich City and he helped the team secure a 2-0 triumph in a league game on September 25.
The 25-year-old has contributed just a goal with an assist in eight matches across all competitions for the Toffees this term under Benitez.
He has played 73 competitive matches for Everton and scored five goals for the team since he joined the club from their Premier League rivals Arsenal FC in August 2019.