November, 8 2023.
With Victor Osimhen set to miss out on Nigeria’s World Cup Qualifiers against Lesotho and Zimbabwe, Super Eagles coach is set to hand baton for the tough job to Taiwo Awoniyi, Sadiq Umar, Terem Moffi and Victor Boniface.
The quartet are getting called up for the games next week, as the journey to the 2026 FIFA World Cup starts for the Super Eagles.
Who leads the line for Peseiro’s side?
This question has sparked debates across the country with different names being brandished. Past games have shown that Jose Peseiro favours a two man attack and the die is now cast, as the battle draws closer.
Nottingham Forest’s Taiwo Awoniyi withdrew from the last games due to injury but has returned in time to feature in this window. The 26 year old bulldozer has scored 3 times with 2 assists in 9 games in the EPL. Will the pendulum swing in his favour?
Real Sociedad’s star boy, Sadiq Umar has also recovered from an injury after a long layoff that kept him out since September last year. He has 1 goal from 4 games with the Super Eagles. This represents another opportunity for the lanky forward.
The nice man from France was a part of the action in the last window. He will be hoping to get more minutes and make more impact this time. Moffi has registered 3 goals and 2 assists in 11 games this season. Moffi-time?
Victor Boniface has emerged as the star boy of Xabi Alonso’s team this season in the Bundesliga. The 22 year old has bagged 7 goals and 5 assists for Levekusen in the league, 2 goals and an assist in the Europa and one goal in the Cup.
Boniface featured in the last window for the Super Eagles and he is expected to feature more prominently this time in the absence of Victor Osimhen. Boni time?
The Super Eagles take on Lesotho on the 15th of November before tackling Zimbabwe four days later.