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Training Watch: Super Eagles Strikers, Who’s Hot? Who’s Not? – Onuachu Tops Ighalo, Musa & Osimhen

The team of Nigeria for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations have spent the past one month in camp preparing for their challenge at the championship which starts with a game against Burundi on Saturday.

Sportsandstudy.org has monitored the team since the start of training and our editorial team has put together a piece on the performance of the strikers in the team ‎in training and also in the two test games they’ve played so far.

Paul Onuachu – He didn’t stop scoring until he was struck by a mysterious illness. The illness made him miss the game against Senegal but upon his return to training two days back he picked up from where he left off with a brace in a practice match.

Ahmed Musa – His sharpness has come as a surprise to many who expect him to lose a yard in pace following his move to Saudi Arabia. However that has not been the case and he is sure to start for Nigeria at the 2019 AFCON either as the arrow ahead of a 4-4-2 formation or part of the two strikers in a 3-5-2 formation. He has also been very lethal in his finish top of which was a fine lob over Francis Uzoho before he was slowed down by illness.

Odion Ighalo – Looks to be suffering from burn out or not properly fit yet. Although he has found the back of the net thrice in training, he fired blanks against Senegal where he could have scored as many as two goals. Should start but for now he isn’t among the top performing strikers in camp.

Victor Osimhen – Full of energy and drive but yet to get off the mark in training. Strong and direct in his approach he only need to add goals to his game but overall his performance has been very encouraging.

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