Nigeria Player Watch – Performance of The Super Eagles Stars After AFCON?

2024-03-12 News

The recent Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) showcased the impressive talent of Nigeria's Super Eagles, leaving everyone, including me, eager to see how these stars perform at their respective clubs post-AFCON (and they aren't doing too badly). Let's take a look at their current performances in their clubs.

Alex Iwobi:

The versatile midfielder showcased his skill and agility during the AFCON, and his performance for the Super Eagles earned him praise. Now, back at his club, Fulham, Iwobi continues to be a key player, contributing both defensively and offensively. In his recent meeting with the Mighty Manchester United, he secured the win for his club with a last-minute winner, giving them a 2-1 victory.

William Troost-Ekong:

As the Super Eagles' vice-captain, Troost-Ekong's solid defensive displays were a highlight of the AFCON. Currently playing for PAOK Thessaloniki in the Greek Super League and Europe Conference League, he has been a rock at the heart of the defense, starting almost every match and keeping the team standing strong at top 2 Greek leauge. His consistent performances have attracted interest from clubs in the Saudi Arabian Professional League, showcasing his value in the transfer market.

Victor Osimhen:

Of course, Osimhen's prowess as a striker was evident during the AFCON, and his contribution to Napoli has been equally impactful. Despite speculation about his departure from the Italian side, Osimhen remains a key figure in Napoli's attacking line. While he might not have scored a lot of goals at the AFCON, he showed us he still has the measure of the post with an equalizing goal against Barcelona in the Champions League. Plus, every other big team in every league still wants to sign him!.

Stanley Nwabali:

Now for the most praised man of the tournament (well deserved) Nwabali! The goalkeeper's impressive displays for Chippa United first gained him the eye of the Nigerian coach, and this man did not seize to show his greatness. His performances at the AFCON have garnered attention from clubs in Europe and Saudi Arabia. With interest from Belgian outfit Union St Gilloise, Nwabali's potential move signifies his growing reputation as a talented shot-stopper.


Ademola Lookman:

Lookman's standout performances during the AFCON, including his goal-scoring prowess, have put him on the radar of every top team you can mention. As an integral part of Atalanta, Lookman's impact on the pitch has not gone unnoticed, and Juventus is reportedly keeping a close eye on his progress.

Frank Onyeka:

The Brentford player's contributions to the Super Eagles at the AFCON have drawn interest from clubs in England's top flight, including Everton, Fulham, and Fiorentina. This means a man that many football lovers have heard of is soon going to be one of the most-watched Nigerians in the Premier League. 

The AFCON has not only showcased the talent of Nigeria's Super Eagles but has also drawn attention to the performances of these players at their respective clubs. As the summer transfer window approaches, the buzz surrounding the potential moves of these players reflects their growing impact in the world of football. Keep an eye on these Super Eagles stars as they continue to make waves both internationally and at their clubs.


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