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David Okereke awaits the AFCON draft amid Osimhen’s injury


David Okereke comes on as a potential replacement for the injured Victor Osimhen. The Venezia striker is happy to be invited to the Super Eagles.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are preparing intensively for the African Nations Cup, which will be held in Cameroon in January. The three-time champion doesn’t just want to be a participant in the largest tournament in Africa. The general idea is to compete to win, and all hands are on deck to make sure the team is victorious. The last time Nigeria won the tournament was in 2013 under the tutelage of the late Stephen Keshi.

The Super Eagles were lackluster in their World Cup qualification. Their performances clouded the hopes of the Nigerian Super Eagles fans with a great impact on the competition. Aside from the horrific performances, fans are not resting on Gernot Rohr as the man who leads the Super Eagles to their next trophy.

Amid excitement over the German’s future, the Super Eagles were dealt a major blow with an injury that knocked Victor Osimhen out of the tournament. Osimhen was the brightest light of the Super Eagles as the team battled for a spot at the World Cup in Qatar the next year.

Okereke is waiting for a call to Osimhen. to replace

Victor Osimhen’s injury opened up a spot in the Super Eagles for another striker. Nigeria has a multitude of players from across Europe who play in the same position as Osimhen. With AFCON starting in a few weeks, the race for Osimhen is already in full swing.

David Okereke threw his hat in the ring while waiting for an invitation to the Super Eagles. The young Venezia striker is hoping Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will pick up the phone and make the call.

In a recent interview, Okereke made no secret of his interest in the Super Eagles as he claims he would take the chance to wear the Super Eagles jersey at AFCON next year.

Competition for Osimhen’s place

David Okereke had a disappointing time at Belgian club Brugge and despite playing for the Nigerian U-23 national team once, the 24-year-old has not found a smooth path to the Super Eagles. The abundance of offensive talent in the country has kept him on the verge of a calling.

Odion Ighalo’s recent recall has further reduced his chances of being invited to the Super Eagles. Victor Osimhen had cemented his place on the team as the leading striker prior to his injury, with Kelechi Iheanacho and Paul Onuachu providing support.

Taiwo Awoniyi is another player who has had a brilliant run with Union Berlin in the Bundesliga. Awoniyi has made a couple of Super Eagles appearances.

Napoli star Victor Osimhen’s injury comes as David Okereke shines for Italy’s Serie A team Venezia. Okereke has scored some important goals for Venezia this season and his manager Paolo Zanetti gives him the tip for size.

In response to a question ahead of Venezia’s next game against Inter Milan, Okereke welcomed the idea of ​​calling up the Super Eagles but will be more than happy to continue his adventure with Venezia if the invitation doesn’t come.

Well worth giving the striker a chance and Gernot Rohr should place him ahead of another Nations Cup for Odion Ighalo.

This article was last revised and updated 1 minute ago

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