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Young Nigerian Strikers In Europe Based On Current Form. Nigeria manager, Gernot Rohr is expected to name his provisional team for the March AFCON tune-up

Young Nigerian Strikers In Europe Based On Current Form

  • Young Nigerian Strikers In Europe Based On Current Form

Young Nigerian Strikers In Europe Based On Current Form. Nigeria manager, Gernot Rohr is expected to name his provisional team for the March AFCON tune-up games in a few weeks time and it is expected he would want to infuse more potent goal scorers in the team as well as try out other plans for the team. Though goal scoring has not been the bane of the three-time AFCON champions in recent times (they have scored 11 in their last five since after the World Cup,  but who are the strikers best touted to provide more fire power up front for the Super Eagles based on current form?
Allnigeriasoccer.com profiles the three hottest goal poachers thus,

Taiwo Awoniyi:

Simply put, Awoniyi is a man re-born. After a not-so-stellar stint with Gent last season in the Belgian topflight, Royal Excel Mouscron opted to take the gamble on the Liverpool youngster and so far, it has paid off.
As a stroke of luck, the 21-year-old has not only contributed to seven goals (5 goals, 2 assists) in just six matches for the club, ‘Les Hurles’ has won every of those game the young striker played in. Though he is still young and threading a delicate learning curve, the former Flying Eagles star will not look out of place in the country’s senior team set up and will even aid his development by learning from the more experienced players in his position.

Victor Osimhen:

Sporting Charleroi plumped to take out-of-favour Wolfsburg striker on loan and this deal has yet looked the best choice for the two parties involved. Since swapping the Volkswagen Arena for Stade du pays, the striker has been enjoying a new lease of life, scoring eleven goals in 24 games for the club, a tally which includes ten strikes in the Belgian topflight. He is a strong, pacy player who is always looking to get in behind the defenders or take on opposing players, a quality Rohr would want to make the best of.

Paul Onuachu:

FC Midtjylland’s Onuachu is another player in blistering form for his team at the moment. The former Dream Team VI who recently took his goal tally to seventeen in all competitions for the Danish Super Liga club this season has been a viable source of goals. He is six goals shy of equaling his best season tally, the 23 he got for the 2016/2017 campaign, a fact which marks him out as a proven goal scorer.  Should Rohr be looking to add numbers as well as quality to his attacking line, the gaffer might as well plump for the 24-year-old.