Former Super Eagles attacker Jonathan Akpoborie has praised Napoli forward Victor Osimhen and backed him to destroy Ghana due to his skill and offensive qualities.

Akpoborie claims that Osimhen possesses attributes that Nigeria can make the most of in the games against Ghana in the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs.

He added that Osimhen would be a proud addition to any top European club and that he is the striker that Nigerians have been clamouring for a long time.

“I saw that game between Napoli and Udinese and he’s the real deal,” the former Hansa Rostock striker said.

“When Nigeria says they’re looking for a striker, that is the striker we are looking for. Any top club in Europe will be proud to have Osimhen today. And what Napoli do is to play to his strength.”

“They do everything for him to score goals that you see. He’s not playing to wait for the ball to come through the middle. Napoli most of the time go the wings and the pull-outs are what they give to him every time.”

“If you watch Napoli play, about 70% of their attacks come from the wing because they know if they pull out, the boy has strength there.

“That’s what I believe Nigeria should be doing. That’s what the coach should be working on because that’s where our goals will come from.”

Osimhen who has scored 15 goals this season expected to lead the line when the Super Eagles face Ghana on the 25th and 29th of March.

Ghana and Nigeria will battle it out for one of the five tickets to represent Africa at the 2022 World Cup to be staged in Qatar in November.

The second leg encounter comes off four days’ time at the Moshood Abiola Sports Stadium in Abuja.


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