As the Super Eagles prepare to take on Guinea-Bissau in their upcoming AFCONQ match, the starting lineup selection has become a topic of discussion, especially in the striker and winger positions.
The Super Eagles have a plethora of striking options ahead of their upcoming AFCONQ fixture against Guinea-Bissau.
Still, with the head coach’s favourite 4-4-2 formation, only two of the four forwards can make the starting lineup. The players in question are Victor Osimhen, Terem Moffi, Paul Onuachu, and Kelechi Iheanacho.
Let’s analyze the four strikers mentioned and predict the two who should lead the attack.
The 23-year-old Napoli striker has been in scintillating form this season, scoring 25 goals and providing four assists in just 28 games.
Osimhen’s pace and dribbling ability make him a threat to any defense, and his eye for goal would be crucial to Nigeria’s success. He should be a certain starter for the Super Eagles.
OGC Nice’s Terem Moffi has been a sensation this season, scoring 17 goals and providing two assists in 28 games.
The 22-year-old’s physicality and aerial ability make him a dangerous proposition in the opposition box. However, he may struggle to displace Osimhen as the main striker.
Southampton’s Paul Onuachu has had a decent season, scoring 16 goals in 26 games. Onuachu’s height and aerial ability make him a useful option off the bench, but he is unlikely to make the starting lineup ahead of Osimhen and Moffi.
Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho has struggled for game time this season, scoring just six goals and providing four assists in 29 games.
While he may not be the ideal candidate to lead the Super Eagles’ attack, his ability to create chances for others may make him a useful option off the bench.
In conclusion, Victor Osimhen and Terem Moffi should lead the Super Eagles’ attack against Guinea-Bissau. Their pace, dribbling ability, and goal-scoring prowess make them the most potent options upfront.