Obafemi waxes lyrical about the form of Super Eagles strikers Osimhen, Moffi, Lookman

Published: January 16, 2023
Obafemi waxes lyrical about the form of Super Eagles strikers Osimhen, Moffi, Lookman

Former Nigeria international, Abiodun Obafemi has lavished praise on Nigerian strikers making waves in Europe, particularly Napoli's Victor Osimhen, Atalanta's Ademola Lookman and Lorient's Terem Moffi. 


Obafemi, a member of the Nigerian U-23 side that won gold in the football tournament of the Atlanta '96 Olympics, spoke to Brila FM, Lagos on the current form of Nigerian players especially those that have represented the country. 


"We haven't had it so good in recent years. Nobody will contest this," the former Nigeria defender enthused. 


"(Victor) Osimhen is the hottest striker in Europe, and by extension in the world. He's doing so well now and I believe he hasn't reached his full potential. 


"Lookman has also surpassed expectations. There are so many of them doing good at the moment, Terem Moffi as well. Long may it continue," Obafemi reiterated. 


The trio of Osimhen, Lookman and Moffi all scored for their respective European clubs in the last round of matches. 


With the January transfer window still open, there might be  interest in some of the aforementioned players. 


Osimhen has mustered thirteen goals in all competitions so far this season, Lookman has nine goals to his name and Moffi is the second highest goalscorer in the French Ligue 1 with 12 goals. 


The form of the three Super Eagles strikers will be sweet music to the ears of Nigeria manager Jose Peseiro ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches in March. 


Izuchukwu Michael



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