The 21 Year Old Talent Who Can Bring Joy to Nigerians For The Next Decade And Beyond

The 21 Year Old Talent Who Can Bring Joy to Nigerians For The Next Decade And Beyond

The next few years promise to be exciting for Nigerian fans as they chase glory in the African Cup of Nations and the World Cup in 2022.
Whilst that may seem a long way away now, Coach Gerhard Rohr will believe that he is working with a group that can be ready to make a positive impact on the big stage. The likes of Samuel Chukwueze, Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi are all talented individuals who have their best years in front of them. However, arguably the biggest reason for optimism for this generation is the emergence of Victor Osimhen.

The Lagos born striker has quickly established himself as one of the most feared attacking players in Europe. So much so, he secured a transfer to Italian giants Napoli in the summer for a fee that could be worth up to £74m – a deal which would make him the most expensive African player of all time.

Whilst that understandably brings pressure, it should also bring excitement, because Osimhen has the talent to back it up. Having scored 13 goals in 27 Ligue 1 games for Lille, the 21-year-old has wasted little time in adapting to his new league and his first goal in a 4-1 thrashing of Atalanta delighted his new coach, Genaro Gattuso.

Already, he will be dreaming of delivering Napoli’s first title since Diego Maradona starred for the team and whilst it will be a tough task, it’s achievable.
That’s because perennial winners Juventus are in a period of transition and a quick glance at the mobile betting odds for Serie A shows they are considered a major threat to the Old Lady, along with Inter Milan and Atalanta.