11 Months Gone And No Single League Goal For Strikers, Simy Nwankwo And Isaac Success

Nigerian strikers, Toochukwu Simy Nwankwo and Isaac Success are enduring a hard life in front of goal in the Italian leagues NPFL Updates understands.


A ferocious striker who was the sixth highest goalscorer in the Italian Serie A 2020/2021 season joined Benevento Calcio on loan from Serie A outfit U.S Salernitana.

Since his move to lower division, he is yet to find the back of the net featuring in 18 games this campaign.

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Simy’s last league goal was on October 16, 2021 against Spezia. He has now fired blank in a total of 26 league outings.

Nigerians are hoping that 4-capped Simy will return to scoring goals. Benevento will welcome Como in an Italian Serie B clash on Saturday afternoon.

Goal Drought Engulf Isaac Success:

Since signing for Udinese Calcio from Watford FC in England, striker Isaac Success has battled with goal scoring form. Signing a three and half year deal with Udinese, the 26-year-old has improved becoming an integral part of the team.

registered himself to be a lucrative player in the squad starting games week-in week-out.

The box striker who failed to score a single goal in the 2019/2020 season had gone 25 Serie A matches without any single goal

But, he however has contributed five times to his team’s goals by providing assists.

The last time Success found the back of the net was against Bologna last April. Not too long ago, the former Granada forward cried he’s been neglected by Super Eagles.

According to him, Coach Jose Peseiro should hand him an invitation, because he’s in fine form for his club.

Nigerians home and abroad are hoping Success will get back at scoring goals when Udinese travel to Empoli on Saturday.

It remains a doubt if the Nigerian duo of Success and Simy would get a call-up to the Super Eagles.

The Super Eagles will entertain the Wild Dogs of Guinea-Bissau in a double-header AFCON qualifier fixtures in March.

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