EAGLES GOAL HUNT: 9 Strikers Who Can Complement Ighalo At World Cup

EAGLES GOAL HUNT: 9 Strikers Who Can Complement Ighalo At World Cup

With Nigeria’s Super Eagles reliant on Odion Ighalo as the first choice striker ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Completesportsnigeria.com’s JOHNNY EDWARD picks out nine alternatives or back-up striker’s for the struggling Changchun Yatai hitman…

Sadiq Umar, 21 (NAC Breda, Netherlands)

Sadiq Umar, 21, has been a revelation since he moved from AS Roma on loan to Dutch Eredivise side NAC Breda in the January transfer window.

The tall striker was one of the standout players for Nigeria at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil where he scored four goals in six games as the team won men’s football bronze. He has also been playing a crucial role AND Breda’s survival in the Eredivisie.

Umar has bagged four goals and made three assists in eight appearances for NAC Breda who are currently 15th in the league table.

The former Torino player is blessed with a good height and could be a big threat to opposing defences at set pieces due to his physical prowess if called up to the Super Eagles squad.

Due to his height, he may not look fast, but he’s quick. While he’s not the most technical player, he’s not too shabby either; his ability to use his strength to hold onto the ball somewhat masks that ‘weakness’ in his game.

Taiwo Awoniyi, 21 (Royal Excel Mouscron, Belgium)

The former Flying Eagles striker, Taiwo Awoniyi is having a great season with Royal Excel Mouscron since signing from Liverpool on a season loan deal in the summer.

Deployed as a lone striker this season for Royal Excel Mouscron, Awoniyi has provided Royal Excel Mouscron a fighting chance of qualifying for the UEFA Europa League for the first time in their history this season with his goals.

The striker has scored nine goals, provided six assists so far this season in 30 games. The 21 year old has been impressive in his hold up play this season and has also shown that he can perform as a lone striker.

Olanrewaju Kayode, 24 (Shaktar Donestk, Ukraine)

Olanrewaju Kayode was the big star of Austrian Bundesliga last season, scoring 24 goals in 48 appearances for Austria Wein.

But he hit a bad patch this season when he signed for Manchester City and was shipped out on loan to Girona where he could only manage two assists in 13 appearances.

Gernot Rohr is believed to be an admirer of the 24-year-old, whose performances for Austria Wein last season earned him a call-up to the national side for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa.

Kayode is a clinical finisher who has good pace and strength to keep opposing defenders busy for the entire duration of a game which Odion Ighalo currently lacks. He broke his deadlock for Shakhtar Donestk last weekend on his debut against Zorya Luhansk and he will be hoping to make it two goals in two appearances this weekend.

The former Maccabi Netanya of Israel star could prove to be the joker for the Super Eagles if considered for selection for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Fanendo Adi, 27 (Portland Timbers, USA)

One of Fanendo Adi’s biggest assets is his ability to overpower defenders wherein he gets most of his goals from. The Super Eagles need a striker who can bully his way through the tightest defence. Adi’s big size is also another quality which equally makes him a big threat in set pieces.

The 27-year-old striker scored 12 goals last season in 25 games but since returning from a long-term injury this season he is yet to get off the mark.

Paul Onuachu, 23 (Midtjylland, Denmark)

Big, tall Paul Onuachu was in electric form this season for Midtjylland and he has been ranked among the best strikers in the Danish League, scoring 16 goals in 25 games. His development since he became the focal point of Midtjylland’s attack has been remarkable.

Onuachu, just like other strikers listed, will certainly bring something a bit different to the Super Eagles attack as few players in the team can match him for pace at the moment in the squad.

However the chances of being included in the squad are slim as he is still recuperating from an injury that has kept him out of action since February.

Brown Ideye, 30 (Malaga,Spain)

The most experienced striker from this list is Brown Ideye. The 30-year-old striker has played in seven different leagues (Switzerland, France Ukraine, England, Greece, China and Spain) in his career abroad and has usually scored goals.

Having represented Nigeria in four major tournaments (the FIFA U20- World Cup in Canada, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa and the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup), the Malaga forward is well aware of the pressure that comes with leading the line for the three-time African champions and having to justify it with goals.

Ideye could lead the attack well and also play as a second striker. He is strong in the air, brilliant at linking up play and is comfortable holding up play for his teammates to get into the game. He will be a great asset if he is considered.

Junior Lokosa, 24 (Kano Pillars, Nigeria)

The 24-year-old is a huge talent that has taken the Nigerian Professional Football League by storm, playing for Kano Pillars this season.

Lokosa joined Kano Pillars mid-way through last season after he severed ties with Nigerian National League side, First Bank and scored nine goals for the Sai Masu Gida.

It would to be a big call for Gernot Rohr to make for room Lokosa to be included in one of the international friendlies lined up for the Super Eagles but if he does take the risk, the German will be assessing a striker who has pace, dribbling skills, and finishing abilities that have seen him bag an impressive 14 goals in 14 games in the Nigerian Professional Football League for his side, Kano Pillars, this season.

Cyriel Dessers, 23 (FC Utrecht, Netherlands)

Belgian-born Nigerian striker Cyriel Dessers, who has already opted to play for the Super Eagles, could also be a good option in the striking role for Nigeria ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

The 23-year-old is pacy and strong on the ball. He is also blessed with great finishing skill and accurate shots. He is also a fearless forward who likes to tackle.

Dessers has been prolific in the past two seasons in the Netherlands and he is reportedly on the radar of the technical crew of the Super Eagles but it remains to be seen if the former Belgium U-21 striker’s can make a timely switch before the World Cup in Russia.

Dessers, whose mother is Nigerian, was a huge hit with Dutch club NAC Breda last season in the second division as he scored 29 goals and made 13 assists in 40 games as they won promotion back to the top league.

And so far in the Eredivise this season, the former Lokeren striker has bagged 11 goals in 31 games with five assists.

Dennis Bonaventure, 20 (Club Brugge, Belgium)

With 12 goals in 32 appearances for Club Brugge in the Belgian top flight, Dennis Bonaventure is another player who has the quality to compete for a place in the Super Eagles attack. Bonaventure is a deadly finisher with a brilliant first touch, great passing ability and decent dribbling skills.

He also possesses good quality and strength in holding up play that him a dangerous player in the final third. He is regarded as a predator in the penalty area. Dennis can also play on the wing but is a genuine striker, who loves to play in the box.

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  • Chima E Samuels 2 weeks ago

    Lokosa for me is the complete player I will endorse because of his pace and finishing a good striker experience or not will score a goal if given a chance…. All this experience ideye and co will only miss open net like yakubu and cost us the world cup. Let us get our boys to be clinical at goal and stop the experience talk…. Nigeria is too blessed to be misfiring when it comes to strikers…. lokosa and Dennis Bonaventure will do us good.

  • Luqmanov 2 weeks ago

    This is to show that the future is bright for Nigerian football. But, we must accept the with WC just two months away, only few of them would probably make the WC provisional list (but ANC qualifiers could be used to integrate them into the team). With the exception of Ideye, the rest on the list are inexperience at senior level and for this reason only, non of them can realistically displace Ighalo as our point man except through injury. However, our next friendlies should be used to test some of these players because we truely need backup strikes for the WC.

  • Ayphillydegreat 2 weeks ago

    Lokosa ke? Lord have mercy. How is he better than Opotu that was in the CHAN team??? I think only Sadiq Umar and Olanrewaju Kayode deserves to be called up. Sadiq has played in a major tournament for Nigeria and scored an astonishing 4 goals. Rashidi Yekini played for Nigeria at the Seoul Olympics games, I think he scored our only goal in that tournament. He eventually went on to become Nigeria’s all time top scorer. I think Sadiq Umar is heading in that direction. Kayode is already a member of the team therefore, if he’s doing well at Shaktar between now and the end of the season he should be in the provisional list at least and see how it goes. For me those are the two deserving of all the strikers mentioned. While the rest are talented especially Dennis and Desser. Their time will be after the Mundial. I’ll prefer Success Isaac all day every day to a Brown Ideye. #FLY LIKE AN EAGLE INTO THE FUTURE#

    • Thank you so much for that point on Isaac success,Deis and Dessers….They are the only three strikers that stroke my opinion for considerations.

  • Omo9ja 2 weeks ago

    Attention my people:
    At first I give glory to God almighty for giving us opportunity to witness today.

    Second, many thanks to Completesportsnigeria “CSN” for a job well done. GOOD TOPIC:

    Third, I greet each and everyone of you my forum mates. though, some of us here called me names but no wahala, I’m used to that. I love you all.

    However, agba oni waloja kiori omo tuntun o wo. CSN started seeing what I have seen for so long but when I’m talking you guys should listen attentively to my words of wisdom.

    The bitter truth is that, We don’t have a complete and sound team yet but we can still make time out of no time except if we are deceiving ourselves as usual.

    Sentiments apart, Eagles coach needs to strengthen the team but if the coach refuse to do so, hmm… my people, do not expect to much from Eagles.

    I love my Country, this is the only Country I have and I am going to do whatever it takes to safe its image.

    Therefore, these are the best strikers we have at the moment and it is very important to take the advantage of what we have now before it is too late. We still have four matches left to be played and the team will camp for few weeks before our first match however if that should be the case, Coach Rohr almost getting his team ready for the world but he must rings some changes to the team if want to go far in the championship.

    Here is a question for you and I? How far can we go at the world cup if the manager sticks to the current team?

    I omo9ja have said my own and it is left to coach Rohr to do whatever its works for him. Fingers crossed. Because, OPO ORO OKUN AGBO, AFEFE LO N GBELO. A word is enough for the wise. Happy weekend my people. God bless us all. God Nigeria!!!

  • Ayewoh Ikponmwosa 2 weeks ago

    The other strikers mentioned Dessers,Sadiq Umar,Bonaventure,Onuachu, Adi,Kayode, Awoniyi and Junior Lokosa have age on their side and can be cooperated into the team for the African Cup of Nations qualifiers and those still in the age limit the U-23 Olympic team either as one of the 3 over age or as our striker for the team. I think for Brown Ideye has been in the team since the time of Stephen Keshi’s time as coach,he was instrumental to our winning our 3rd Nations cup title,he was also called upon again against Zambia in the world cup qualifiers in Ndala and was instrumental in that only away victory the super Eagles recorded in all our away games during the world cup qualifiers and that remains the only game he fixtured during the world cup qualifiers. At 30 yrs this should be Brown Ideye’s last world cup. Rashide Yekini when to the world cup in USA 94 he scored only a goal in the 6goals the Super Eagles scored but note that his presence created openings for the other younger players to score goals. In the cup of nations 2013 Ideye did all the work in terms of holding up play for Emenike Emmanuel to do the scoring he played behind Emenike which helped us win the cup. Ideye has grown in experience and would be a threat to the opposite team defence when Ideye plays behind Ighalo in the Super Eagles attack in Russia come June this year. When Keshi was coach he played alongside Onazi,Mikel Obi,Victor Moses,Ahmed Musa so they have been together for a long time which will help teams understanding.

  • Well I ve not watched dis lokoza from kano pillar on yu tube. But for d rest dat is listed here. I screen their game every weekend. I m sure most of d commentry here don’t ve assess to 4gb data everyday so dey might not be able to view yu tube everyday on dis guys.for me as a coach with alikhl football club here ###Umar## is d numero Un for eagles No 9 to Russia

  • PapaFem 2 weeks ago

    The only player that has the quality of a real number 9 in that list is Sadiq UMAR. He’s not the most intelligent player out there. But one thing I like about him is the way he charges at the opposing defenders and overpowers most in one-on-one situations. His style of play forces his opponents to make mistakes in the vital area and create spaces for his mates. If this guy is supported by pacy players who know how to make use of space like Iheanacho and Iwobi, he can wreck havoc on our opponents. The only area his game needs some polishing is his final decision in the box. Just like Musa, he can be very wasteful after executing the hardest part of the job. Any good coach could work on this , but I really feel he deserves a chance.

  • @papafem…pls, allow me to quote u. First u said “The only player that has the quality of a real number 9 in that list is sodique umar” later..” The only area his game needs some polishing is his final decision in d box” my question now is ..is final decision and finishing not part of the qualities? U even compare his wastefulness to that of hammed musa ( the worst out of those we have presently)…My Advice, if this is truly the way he plays, then we don’t have time to polish him, we have just England, Czech and DR Congo before world cup. What we need now is finished product.

  • uno sabi talk, u called up Ajayi @ rohr but failed to give him minutes to show himself. At least u said before the match that u were not desperate for a win so u should have given him enough time like may be 30 mins on the field

  • PapaFem 2 weeks ago

    @Sean, there’s hardly a striker that is COMPLETELY COMPLETE! But apart from scoring goals, a good striker should master the art of creating chances for others off and on the ball. Mikel’s goal against Cameroon was directly provided by Victor Moses, but Ighalo’s movement in the box, that intelligent dummy, was the icing on the cake. Google that goal again and see. Just that he hasn’t been that consistent with such noble feat against Cameroon. That’s where Umar COULD BE different. I’ve been watching him since he moved to Holland. He still has some rough edges. But trust me, he’s not the Umar you saw at the Olympics. Comparing him with Musa doesn’t mean he’s Musa. By the way. Musa is not even a number 9 in the real sense of the word. He’s more of a winger because of his pace. Just saying that on few occasions Musa has put himself into scoring positions, he does things that make fans throw flaks. But Umar isn’t that bad. His conversion rate is far higher. He holds the ball well and brings others into play. Yes, like you said, the WC is too close to experiment, but the finished product you suggested isn’t available. Or if you know one, name him. So the best bet for the coach is to work with what we have. And having tested Ighalo who hasn’t done much of late , its no crime if someone like Umar is ‘auditioned’ to determine his suitability. The truth is, the options we have in some positions in that team are so appalling that the coach would have to experiment even at the WC! For now, Mikel has no replacement. We don’t even know our first team keeper. Then the striking position. The coach will surely experiment under the prevailing circumstance because of these leakages.

  • THE DEALIST STRIKER TIA IS CYR DESSER < GUYZ IF U WARCH DIS #CD GOALS ON YOUTUBE E KNW HW 2 POSITION HIS SELF, ACCURATE SHORT, COOL FINISHER < I JUST PRAY WIL CAP HIM B4 BELGIUM DOS

  • ako amadi 2 weeks ago

    180 million Nigerians will keep searching for strikers and goalkeepers until the Super Eagles crash out of the first round of the World Cup in Russia. Then, with a sad face Gernot Rohr will tell a press conference he failed because he could not find them. And like Westerhof in 1994, he will not even come back to Nigeria. The players will of course disperse to their European bases. We are looking for excuses to fail. Nigerians have poor human resources management and maintenance culture. Mark my words!

  • ako amadi 2 weeks ago

    Even with 10 Messis and 10 Ronaldos Nigerians will keep searching for the ideal striker. It’s a real disease of not knowing what to do with what you have

  • Kenny 2 weeks ago

    All being said, for me, sodiq or olanrewaju will be a big backup for ighalo considering their age bracket. Ideye can also be listed bcos of his experience and his ability to hold d ball. No time for experimental, but d coach just has to make a good and quick decision. Another area is d goalkeeping department. we dnt av a 1st choice since Carl was down with blood cancer.

  • Ben Aga 2 weeks ago

    Great piece, @Rohr over to you. It is difficult to understand why Sadiq Umar and Fanendo Adult have never been invited when we are finding it difficult to score goals? Former German and US coach Jurgen Klinsman even advised Right about Fanendo Adi but he was never invited. Klimsman admitted he had tried to get him to play for the US but he opted for Nigeria. If Kayode is scoring again, why can’t we recall him. He is fast and strong.

  • If our coach Mr. Rorh does not cap this natural no.9 striker now, I mean Cyril Dessers nigerians will regret losing this guy to belgium. This guy is far better than Ighalo, Ideye and Sadiq umah. He is a natural no. 9. He is deadly in scoring, he will remind us of Osaze in 2004 nations cup when he came up frm the bench and destroy south africa. We where all relying on Aghahowa, Victor Agali, Yakubu and co. Pls Nff should do something now and cap this guy before is too late

  • Sadiq and Ideye can deliver base on their past antecedents.

  • Dowell 2 weeks ago

    how come nobody is talking about the lack of creativity in the mid-field, if we like convince harry Kane to strike for us, he will still flop….come on what else do you want from ighalo, he should pickup the ball from his keeper and score all alone??? he needs competition no doubt about that but replacing him will not solve any problem if nobody in the team is clever enough to trow the final pass…..trust me getting out of that group should be celebrated

    • Ebelechukwu Williams 2 weeks ago

      I totally agree with you. Coach Rohr needs to give a chance to Raheem Lawal who is in such fine form at the moment with Osmanlispor in the Turkish premier league. He will make a great substitute for Mikel Obi in midfield as he has the skills and vision to supply the strikers with great passes and assists. I believe he is much better that Onazi and the likes of Mikel Agu in midfiled and will make a great addition to the Super Eagles for the world cup in Russia.

  • Nicolsen 2 weeks ago

    Ibam still singing it.. cyriel desser, fernado adi and awoniyi would do for d super eagles.. its a pity that both NFF and Genort Rohr are very slow to react. If Nigeria fails to secure Cyriel participation in d world cup for d super eagles then we know that our opinions dont matter and the NFF and Genort rohr have their own candidates whc is unfair to d development of our football.

    • Ebelechukwu Williams 2 weeks ago

      Cyriel Dessers should please be called up for the remainder friendly games against England and the Czech Republic to give the Super Eagles another great striking option at the Russia world cup. A word they say is enough for the wise, I rest my case.

  • Ifeanyi 2 weeks ago

    The major problem in that team is creative midfielder who will be assisting Mikel when he’s not available , even if you put the best striker in the World without a good creative midfielder to throw that passes he will still fail. I have said it before and am still saying it. we need a midfielder who has the ability to hold ball, dribble and throw passes I mean killer passes. the coach should also get one sharp 9 to back ighalo up very important.

  • Sa Dave 2 weeks ago

    Greetings to you all ma fellow nigerians, i think this is ma first time of commenting.. its interesting to know that nigeria is bless with good strikers but without the through pass and the square play a the strikers cant function as expected. ighalo is a good striker but he cant do it alone.. ideye, dessers or ajayi are good strikers i think mr rohr should consider to backup for ighalo.
    Note: its only iwobi that can replace or represent mikel in that midfield department so pls mr rohr take note.
    I PLEDGE PEACE !!!

  • I don’t know what is wrong with Nigeria sometimes….How come you don’t have Cyriel Dessers in the team till now. Are the team accessors blind or what? What do you need to get this boy when he has said come and get me.
    It looks like we just create problems where none exist. What about Ebere Eze in the midfield and Issac success or the young in the Belgique league. A good coach can grind a result out of these young men. We need accuracy in possession and passing, aggression in attack, positional and space utilization then discipline in whatever role you find yourself on the field of play, that is playing for each other irrespective of coaches tactics.

  • i didn’t see Obafemi Martins’ name,the guy is presently scoring goals in China and with his wealth of experience,Nigeria can beat any defence in Russia.Pleeeee…Se bring obagoal!

  • Hehehe!.. Very soon, u will be shouting Chuba Akpom’s name ‘ cos he’s already performing for his Belgian club. U might even want rohr to drop iwobi for him since he’ s playing regularly.. Forgetting that he left arsenal for playing time.

  • WAT WE ARE GOING TO DO IS TO INVITE ALL PLAYERS LISTED HERE TO FORM THE NUCLEUS OF EAGLES TEAM B .AND THEY WILL PLAY AGAINST THE TEAM A IN NEUTRAL ENVIRONMENT .THE WINNNINE TEAM WILL THEN FORM OUR MAIN TEAM TO RUSSIA.

  • Emmanuel 2 weeks ago

    Please let’s have in mind that Nigeria has no midfield meaning that when Mikel is injured the Nigerian team collapse which is too bad. The team needs to have two people in every department of the team so that we would not feel it when one player is out.

  • Kingmaker 2 weeks ago

    The Grave Consequences of SE Failure in Russia!
    It is heart lifting to see how more enlightened Nigerians & Super Eagles players are coded as they contribute intelligently on this portal.
    People don’t want to imagine that a woeful outing for our team is possible. Some think I am inconsistent. How is that possible? U go read our inputs from the start..
    But there is the beauty of critical thinking, something u get from rigorous learning.
    We are used to criticism but the motivation is purely to activate the critical thinking process in our football administrators & technical crew. We don’t wish to see the SE sink, so we must start pointing out the flaws now, using figures and data to predict probable outcomes & undeniable positions in order to assist in bringing amends before the D-Day.
    I believe in the quality of this team but won’t be blinded by sentimental calls.
    Somebody said in his post, that the Coach is working in a “corruption prone environment” and not likely to be completely isolated from its influence. I agree, but partly the reasons the NFF technical committee, the media & fans feedback mechanism as this exist to help him maintain focus & balance.
    Make no mistakes, GR reads these feedbacks. It’s part of feeling the peoples pulse which might come handy in critical times.
    Junior Ajayi, Joel Obi joined the team because fans asked for them. And they are a great addition.
    We expect few crucial changes on the 35-man list.
    To advance beyond 1st round stage is the primary goal of the team, but failure to achieve this will be eternally damaging to many young careers of the SE players.
    We must avoid it, even if we fight to make our point clear.
    Gernot Rohr is the technical man hired to build a fresh team infrastructure; he is working on a broadbased blueprint for the national team. However, in trying to do so he must consider the interest, & reactions of Nigerians if such plans become unfruitful in the short term.
    Nigerians are all wired on short fuse especially when team performance and results in games are unrealistic & fail to match expectations.
    Nff have a duty to inform the amiable coach about that. Football is the indisputable bond that keeps Nigeria as a unit, and toying wit that might imply creating a tension capable of imploding and consuming everything, even the technical crew, players’ career, and GR longterm expectations.
    What can make SE fail to advance to semifinals are few, significant and listed hereunder:

    1) Failure to have an experienced goalkeeper as undisputable No. 1

    2) Failure to add two (2) fresh instinctive killer-strikers to the team

    3) Failure to maintain team spirit & keep away political interferences & preference for tribal or quota consideration

    4) Failure to field the right players in every match based on external pressure

    5) Failure to keep away large contingent of sports ministry officials from coming in contact with the players

    6) Failure to block political interferences from presidency & NASS especially on team management

    7) Failure to control indiscipline amongst players

    8) Failure to remain fully focused on the task of doing well

    9) Failure of players to yield to Coach’s tactical & technical instructions

    10) Failure of Coaching crew to maintain high professional conduct

    11) Failure of players to demonstrate 101% commitment at play

    12) Failure of team to bury half-chances during the course of match.

    The following players career from our study would keep booming, attracting higher market value for thier stocks if SE does well, but a crash will take us to ground zero.

    1) Austin Ejide
    2) Francis Uzoho
    3) Tyrone Ebuehi
    4) Bryian Idowu
    5) Troost-Ekong
    6) Leon Balogun
    7) Chidozie Awaziem
    8) Uche Henry Agbo
    9) Wilfred Ndidi
    10) Oghenekaro Etebo
    11) John Ogu
    12) Joel Obi
    13) Mikel John Obi
    14) Simeon Moses
    15) Ola Aina
    16) Victor Moses
    17) Junior Ajayi
    18) Kelechi Iheanacho
    19) Alex Iwobi
    20) Shehu Abdulahi
    21) Cyriel Dessers
    22) Aaron Samuel.

    I am not the Coach, this is only my honest perspective from technical studies.
    We all have our considerations depending on our capabilities. Please don’t crucify me.
    However, several other talents abound who are not mentioned above, some not even a part of the WC team but whose stocks would be positively affected just because they are Nigerians doing well for their clubs.
    I don’t subscribe to the conspiracy theory that our midfield is our problem. Rather, it is the strongest, with Mikel riding the waves & coordinating the operations.
    We honestly believe and remain hopeful that the Nff & Crew would be very professional in attending to all matters relating to the team for optimal performance.
    Thank u readers, & May God bless the Team.

  • Chairmanfemi 2 weeks ago

    Umar Sadiq is the answer. Though, Ighalo is still my preferred No. 9 but at least Umar’s presence will provide him a competition

  • asen isaiah 2 weeks ago

    make sure u get a striker for us, ighalo is not even one quarter to the task please

  • Clinton 2 weeks ago

    Hi guys, this is my first time of comenting here.
    On creativity I believe d only player To Help or assist Mikel is dembele of spurs England, I hear some months bck he said he want to play for Nigeria I don’t knw how true it is but if it’s true we need him.
    On strike option Cyril desser from Belgium is a good player we can use to support ighalo if given the chance to play.
    I like sadiq but Cyril I prefer.

  • Bekee 2 weeks ago

    How can we be still talking about Mikel’s back up when we have Iwobi in the team? He is a natural number 10 and very effective in the position

  • dammy 2 weeks ago

    Fanendo Adi is very sharp and good to support Ighalo.

  • Saheed 2 weeks ago

    cyriel desser and fernado adi, NFF should advice Rhoy to call them

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA. 4 days ago

    Cyriel Desser, or Adi and/or Paul Onuachu are the strikers we need in Russia. Ighalo has no place in the team at all. Imo. Ighalo play in Russia, Nigeria come home in disgrace after two or three matches.

  • Pls coach rohr do what’s on ur mind. Even if nigeria fail to qualify at the group stage, no problem, no one will blame you. because you try. what ever seem right to you do it and we will like. dont mind any fans. they made you a coach becuse of your technique so use it. many fans idea will spoilt your work. pls use your best players that you think. dont invite player that fans tell you except it comes from your mind, because they are not inteligent like you