Top Nigerian players that you should watch 2022
Published: June 28, 2022
Top Nigerian players that you should watch 2022

Nigeria has failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but their young team has a bright future. They did a great job in 2018 wearing their famous green jerseys, but they still need to be better managed to make some serious advancements.


Their national league is also strong and fun to watch, and with a few betting guides, you might be able to make some money betting on them. Most of their younger players still didn't come into the spotlight, so it's the perfect time to follow their progress and career.


They have players in some of the most popular teams in the world like PSG, Everton, Napoli, Leicester, and Villarreal. They are at the 31st spot on the FIFA rankings for national teams, but we can expect them to reach the top 20 in the next few years.


Henry Onyekuru

A lot of Nigerian players are spread all over the world, and Henry decided to start in Monaco. But, he didn't have great success there, so playing for Galatasaray was a much better option because he managed to win the Turkish Cup and league title. He isn't the youngest player, but he's playing for the national team as a winger.


Kelechi Iheanacho

Another player that started great as a young player is Kelechi, who played for Manchester City in 2015. But, for most of his career, he played for Leicester, where he scored nine goals in more than 70 matches. He didn't play in the 2018 World Cup, but he's on the list for the upcoming seasons.


Alex Iwobi

Alex is probably the most popular Nigerian player nowadays. He spent the majority of his career in the Premier League, playing for teams like Everton and Arsenal. He is definitely one of the key players for the national team, and he's proven to be worth it after scoring against Argentina.


Victor Osimhen

He's the same age as Mbappe but didn't get the same attention as he did. Victor started in Wolfsburg, and after a brilliant season, Napoli took him under number 9. Soon after, the management decided to give him the opportunity in the starting 11, and he managed to score 13 goals in 19 matches which is a great start for any player.


Joe Aribo

Joe Aribo is born in London but also has a Nigerian passport, meaning he will play for Nigeria next season. His start in the lower leagues of English football was great for him because he learned a lot before transferring to Rangers FC.


Soon after joining Rangers, Steve Gerrard placed him as one of the team's key players. He plays as an offensive midfielder, and some people compare him to Okocha, who had a lot of European fans in his prime.


Samuel Chukwueze

Villarreal did an amazing job in the Champions League 2022, reaching the semi-finals and losing against Liverpool, which was expected from the start. The biggest surprise was the win against Bayern, who was one of the favorites to win the CL.


Regarding the player, Samuel did his part and was one of the team's leaders in CL. He's got a lot of experience playing in the La Liga against teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona. They would definitely do a better job against Real Madrid, considering how many times they played against them.


NPFL Players

Nigerian Professional Football League is their national league with a lot of talent, but it seems that most of their great players are leaving their home country. This is why most of the people that left will still play for Nigeria even after getting the passports from countries like the UK, Scotland, Portugal, Spain, and others.


The league is very poor compared to European leagues because the most paid player earns around $3000 a month. This is why they are willing to play in lower English leagues.


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