Who Will Spearhead Super Eagles Attack, Odion Ighalo Or Sadiq Umar?

January, 2 2022.

This will be the question in the mouth of Super Eagles fans and well wishers of the Senior National Team of Nigeria.


In the absence of two key Super Eagles strikers, Victor Osimhen and Paul Onuachu, one might be thinking if Odion Jude Ighalo’s experience will count, as the highest goal scorer of the last edition of the African Cup of Nations held in Egypt, where he scored five goals to emerge the winner of the golden boot.


Does he still have that tenacity and energy to run the defence of team like Pharaoh of Egypt and rugged defence of the Sudanese?


This is the question to be asked, or will the opportunity be giving to Sadiq Umar with no experience of the Nations Cup but a fearless player, a goal getter, a clinical finisher and above all someone with intimidating record in the last two seasons in smart la Liga league. Will Sadiq capitalize on the absence of Osimhen and lunch himself to be a regular face in the Super Eagles team after the Nations Cup or perhaps enjoy the advantage of his current form and do the needful in Cameroon?


Taiwo Awoniyi a very humble player, Can he steal the show at the expense of career driven Odion Ighalo? Time will tell.

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