EXCLUSIVE: Insights: Why Nigeria Is Struggling With One Fit Striker Ahead AFCON Opener

Nigeria has Gift Orban, Chuba Akpom, Dessers, Akor, and Onuachu fit as a fiddle but now has just one fit striker for the AFCON Opener.

Despite having a striker glut, the Super Eagles coach will be lacking fit strikers at the 2023 AFCON. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

Sadiq Umar becomes the second striker to pull out of the AFCON for Nigeria after Boniface.

Terem Moffi will only join the team after the weekend, while Iheanacho is not match fit.

The Origin Of The Striker Challenge
During preparations for the AFCON, Nigeria played safe by listing only a 41-player-roster against the maximum 51 allowed by CAF.

Subsequently, when the final roster was released Nigeria, once again chose the minimum 25 instead of the maximum 27.

The decision leaves the Eagles battling with strikers’ fitness issues in preparation for their first AFCON group A game.

Afterwards, two players pulled out due to injuries and they were subsequently replaced but the option for strikers keeps reducing. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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