New Super Eagles Coach Details How He Will Get Osimhen Scoring For Fun After Misfiring At AFCON


All eyes were on Napoli forward Victor Osimhen in the build up to the Africa Cup of Nations after his astonishing performance for Napoli lifted them to their first Serie A title in 33 years.

He was expected to bring that form to the AFCON for the senior national team of Nigeria, but he found it hard to replicate the same form he showed in Italy in Cote d’Ivoire where the team went all the way to the final before losing 1-2 to the host.

Osimhen ended the tournament which just a goal, which he scored in the opening game of the tournament where they battled to a 1-1 draw against Equatorial Guinea. He had three other efforts all ruled out by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

The new coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Finidi George, who was one of the assistants of the former coach Jose Peseiro at the tournament had now detailed how he intends to make the Napoli man get his mojo in the colors of the senior national team of Nigeria.

” At the AFCON, I think he was given too much job to do because he was most times alone in attack, so he is exhausted when he finally gets the ball. Of course he missed some chances but which striker doesn’t? .  Going forward we need to play very close to him that wasn’t the case at the AFCON and it’s one of the things I hope we will do when the qualifiers resumes”, Finidi said.

Mohammed Mowiz Suleiman

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