Ahead of the much talked about international friendly between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Selecaos of Brazil, former Nigeria international, Henry Nwosu, believes that Lille forward, Victor Osimhen has the potential to meltdown the defence of the Samba Boys in the October 13 international friendly game. READ ALSO
Nwosu stated this on the back of Osimhen’s impressive goal form for his Ligue 1 club, Lille, where he has scored seven goals in 10 appearances in all competitions this season.
The former Golden Eaglets star netted in his team’s 2-2 draw against Nimes at the weekend, to become the first player to score in each of his first five home games in Ligue 1 since Alex Dias with St Etienne in 1999.
Speaking with Soccernet.ng, Nwosu said that Osimhen would replicate his goal scoring form against a star-studded Brazilian side in Singapore on Sunday.
“I am proud that we have a quality striker in Victor Osimhen who has been banging in the goals for Lille in the French League,” Nwosu told Soccernet.ng
“Playing in his first season, Osimhen has shown his determination to achieve greatness and I am glad he’s in good form to face Brazil in Sunday’s international friendly encounter in Singapore.
“No doubt, he will cause all sorts of problems for the Brazilian defenders regardless of their experience. He has what it takes to shoot down the Brazilians and further put himself in the spotlight of the round leather game.
Recall that Osimhen has also scored his first goal for the Super Eagles in the team’s 2-2 draw against Ukraine in an international friendly game in September.
Elsewhere, Nantes boss, Christian Gourcuff, has hailed the presence of Nigeria international, Simon Moses, in his team following the heroics of the former Gent forward at the weekend.
Moses scored the winner at the Stade de la Beaujoire to help Nantes overcome Nice and climb to second on the league table.
It was the Super Eagles forwards second of the season, having already bagged a goal in Nantes 2-1 away win at Amiens earlier in the season and Gourcuff has not stopped singing the praises of the Nigerian since; describing Moses as a complete player.