Without Osimhen We Can’t Score Goals? Ex Super Eagles Player Queries

Former Super Eagles player Etim Esin talks about the influence of Victor Osimhen in the national team; npflupdates.com reports.

Etim has queried the dependence on Victor Osimhen for goals whenever the Super Eagles comes up against an opponent during international functions.

According to former player, during their time in the Super Eagles, there are many options to select as far as the attacking department is concerned. Also, the goal-scoring function was dependent on any player.

Victor in action against Guinea-Bissau

Recall, so many ex players have called for the sanction of Osimhen following an online outburst targeted at erstwhile coach Finidi George.

According to the Napoli forward, he will come out against anybody who would attempt to tarnish his image.

There are concerns that the three-time African champions may find it difficult to score goals and win matches without the presence of Osimhen.

What Esin said about Victor Osimhen

“Back then, we used to have multiple sources for our goals, but now it seems to come either through Osimhen or his work – that is not acceptable in this modern era of football,” Esin stated per PUNCH Nigeria.

“So, if Osimhen doesn’t play, we can’t have goals? He should even be rested in some of these games, like against Benin, even if he was fit, he should have been rested.”

“That is how football is played, good link-up plays and goals coming from all corners of the team,” Esin added.

NFF invites Osimhen for the international friendly game against Ghana
Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen.

In another story, former Super Eagles forward Julius Aghaghowa canvas for the recruitment of a homegrown coach for the Super Eagles.

Recall, Finidi George left his position as coach of the fifth best team in Africa due to persona reasons.

Speaking in a recent interview,  Aghaghowa urged the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, to look inwards and search for a coach citing lack of funds of the federation.

“I think it’s what they want. So they will usually go for what they want, irrespective of what people will see or people’s opinions will be, but I feel we have gone past that. Right now, we should be looking inward. First of all, we don’t have money to pay foreign coaches right now. I remember how they struggled in the past,” the former Bendel Insurance striker told Brila.

Also read: Osimhen Must Apologise To Finidi To Show Humility – Coach

“We should look inward and allow our homegrown coaches to coach the national team, but in the long term, if you look at the national team in the couple past of years, we don’t have the homegrown players included in the call-up. So, I feel that if we have our homegrown coaches, that should be an opportunity for the homegrown players to be invited to the national team, so we can make our league stronger,” the 42-year-old concluded.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *