Nigeria has some goal-hungry attackers across Europe who Ghana must be wary of as they clash in the final playoffs for a slot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar this year.
One of the top strikers for the Super Eagles is the over 6feet tall Napoli man, Victor Osimhen who has been in a blistering form in the Serie A.
The 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner is a key cog for Luciano Spaletti’s side this season despite an injury which forced him out of the Super Eagles’s 2021 AFCON campaign in Cameroon.
He grabbed a brace on Sunday when Napoli beat Verona 2-1 away at the Stadio Bentegodi to move second – three points behind AC Milan after 29 games.
The former Lille striker has scored 9 goals from 19 league games this season with five appearances and four goals in the Europa League under his belt for the Naples based club.
The quality of the 23-year-old cannot be underestimated have been a member of the Super Eagles bronze winning squad at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt under then German coach, Gernot Rohr.
He won the CAF Youth Player of the Year in 2015 as well as the Golden Boot and Silver Ball awards after their World Cup triumph in Chile.
Osimhen will likely lead Nigeria’s attack in the first leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ghana on March 25 with the return leg at the Moshood Abiola Stadium four days later.
His intelligence and positioning in opponents goal area are skill sets Ghana coach, Otto Addo must guard against.