Following the appointment of Sunday Oliseh as the new national team coach of the Nigeria Super Eagles, the spot light has been on him mor...
Following the appointment of Sunday Oliseh as the new national team coach of the Nigeria Super Eagles, the spot light has been on him more than ever.
He seems to be enjoying it anyway as he talks tough and looks to strengthen the team in all area. According to reports, he has scouted players with lots of European experience to come into the fray and strengthen the team.
In the same vein, we look at one particular area of weakness in the national team set up, which is the ‘Attack’.
The Super Eagles handler released the 18 man squad for the crunch AFCON qualifier against Tanzania and some notable names were missing. (See the List HERE)
Here are just few of some Nigerian Strikers that did supremely well this past season and should have been considered.
The premier league newcomer has been banging in the goals for Watford. His 20 goals in 35 appearance is a big reason why the Hornets secured promotion back to the topflight.
The 26 year old is quick and sharp and is good with both feet. He is also good in the air and has this awareness about him around the opponent’s box which makes one reminiscent Yakubu Aigbeni. He has one cap under his belt for the Super Eagles.
If there is going to be a major shake up and over haul of the National team setting, then he’s a man up for serious consideration
There has been much debate about Brown ideye; his transfer to the premier league wasn’t what most might have thought it would be.
He struggled for goals in the early part of his premier league career but he showed his worth by the turn of the year, improving in every area of his game and showing the club why they made him there record transfer back in January.
His 34 goals in 74 appearance for Dynamo Kyiv in Ukraine before his transfer to the premier league are some of the positives to draw from his goal record.
Although he’s been capped for the senior national team on 24 occasions, a return of 5 goals isn’t impressive.
However, the 26 year old is gradually getting to the peak of his game and rapidly developing in all aspects as he showed since the turn of the year.
Obagoal is a household name among football fans in Nigeria, although he last featured in any European league in 2013 with Levante, his form with Seattle Sounders of the Major League Soccer (MLS) has been terrific has he’s banged in goals upon goals for his team.
His pace, trickery, powerful left foot and athletism despite his diminutive figure is something really lacking at present in the Super Eagle’s team and his 18 goals in 39 previous appearances for the Super Eagles shows how much he will add to the team should he be considered for a call up back to the National team.
OTHERS FOR CONSIDERATION.
Imoh Ezekiel ( Anderletch)
Abiola Dauda ( Vitesse Arhnem)
Kelechi Iheanacho ( Manchester City)