Afcon 2021: Ranking Nigeria’s Centre Forward Options
6 – Henry Onyekuru
Admittedly extra suited to a large berth, Onyekuru might play centrally if want be.
While the Olympiacos man is unlikely to function down the center on the Africa Cup of Nations, it’s a good choice to have for coach Augustine Eguavoen.
5 – Ahmed Musa
Despite the aversion to Musa’s continued Nigeria involvement, the nation’s newest centurion can fill in down the center when essential.
The former Leicester City man featured centrally within the final video games beneath Gernot Rohr—albeit in tandem with a real centre-forward—however he has performed that position up to now and generally is a stop-gap there in Cameroon.
4 – Peter Olayinka
Another attacker able to taking part in down the center, Olayinka’s versatility means he can deputise at centre-forward.
The Slavia Prague man can play up entrance by himself or subsequent to a different frontman, providing Eguavoen a wide range of tactical choices on the finals.
3 – Kelechi Iheanacho
While Seniorman is at his greatest when he performs alongside a pure quantity 9, he’s able to doing harm if he leads the road.
Of course, Nigeria won’t get the total Iheanacho expertise in that position, however it may very well be explored by Eguavoen if want be.
2 – Sadiq Umar
At the time of writing, the Almeria frontman is certainly one of two true centre-forward choices accessible to Eguavoen.
Having stated that, the towering striker’s sport shouldn’t be restricted to placing the ball at the back of the online alone, as he retains an curiosity in being concerned in play.
1 – Taiwo Awoniyi
With Victor Osimhen a coronavirus absentee, Odion Ighalo—on the time of writing—out of the squad on a technicality and Emmanuel Dennis’ non-participation already confirmed, Awoniyi is anticipated to guide the road in Cameroon.
The Union Berlin frontman has netted virtually 40 p.c of his facet’s targets within the Bundesliga and he might gentle up the finals for the Super Eagles if he will get ample service.