Victor Osimhen To Gain ‘Consolation’ Against Liberia On Saturday

Victor Osimhen To Gain ‘Consolation’ Against Liberia On Saturday

SSC Napoli of Italy striker, Victor Osimhen will be all out to gain some consolation for his recent troubles when he lines out against Liberia on Saturday, e360hubs.com reports.

Osimhen is expected to lead Nigeria’s attack in the Super Eagles’ penultimate game of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers; and the mission on his mind would be to rain goals.

That would be a huge consolation for the blanks he fired last weekend in the Italian Serie A when, rather than hit target in the game against Verona, Osimhen ended with an 84th minute yellow card and was then replaced on the dot of full time.

That seemed to anger the Chile 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup top scorer, but pundits reckoned that he was only suffering hangover from a recent injury.

That injury ruled him out of Serie A action against Salernitana and versus Legia Warsaw in the UEFA Europa League, such that he could not add to his haul of nine goals across all competitions.

Consequently, the lad with four goals in the Europa League and five in Serie A will be gunning for his 9th bull’s eye for Nigeria, as he aims to wreak havoc on Liberia at Stade Grand de Tanger.

He landed at Nigeria’s camp in the Moroccan city early on Wednesday, thereby signaling that he would start ahead of recalled AFCON 2019 top scorer, Odion Jude Ighalo, who was still being expected up till late Wednesday.

Dramatically, Osimhen wore a T-shirt with an anti-racism message on his arrival at the Eagles’ camp, thus adding to conclusions that he is in Tangier for real business.

The mission on Osimhen’s mind is not only to further stab racists where it hurts most, but to also help Nigeria take Liberia to the cleaners.

There would also be the symbolic milestone of shooting ahead of Leicester City of England attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho as Nigeria’s top scorer so far in the race to Qatar 2022.

While it was Iheanacho that got both goals when Nigeria won the first leg against Liberia 2-0 in Lagos, Osimhen struck versus Cape Verde and Central African Republic.

They both look likely to start Saturday’s game, which will kick-off at 4pm Nigeria time, and Liberia would surely be worse off for it.
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