Ex-player reveals why Victor Osimhen is struggling to score goals as AFCON round of 16 draws closer
Ex-Super Eagles of Nigeria player in a recent interview has opened up on the reason Victor Osimhen is struggling to score goals for the country at AFCON 2023 in anticipation of the round of 16 of the competition.
Ex-Super Eagles defender Ifeanyi Udeze, in a recent interview with Media giants Brila FM, spoke on the success of Nigeria at AFCON 2023 whilst shedding light as to why the influential forward for the team Victor Osimhen has not lived up to the expectations of many by scoring goals in the competition so far with the round of 16 on the horizon for the team
Ifeanyi Udeze revealed that he believes the pressure of the competition so far has played a huge role in affecting Victor Osimhen getting the goals for Nigeria in the competition so far.
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He stated, “For me, Osimhen is under pressure; that’s why he is trying everything possible to score. The pressure is affecting him and I think his confidence level has dropped a little bit whenever he faces the opponent goalpost, so he needs to get his confidence back.”
Victor Osimhen has proven to be an instrumental figure in the Super Eagles of Nigeria's attack at AFCON 2023 so far with the Napoli number 9 playing a huge role in helping the team create and get chances in front of goal. This however has not been the concern of football fans and analysts worldwide as the star player has recorded one goal in the three games played by Nigeria so far, the main concern has been the striker's inability to convert the chances he has had for the team so far.
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Many are anticipating a huge turnaround for the number 9 as Nigeria will take on Cameroon in the round of 16 of AFCON 2023.