Osimhen, Chukwueze should lead Super Eagles – Amunike


Nigeria’s young sensations Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze should be given more responsibilities in the Eagles according to former U17 Head Coach Emmanuel Amunike.

Osimhen moved to Lille this summer and has become and instant hit with the Ligue Un side, scoring a brace on his League debut.


On his part, Chukwueze has literally gripped La Liga with his electrifying pace and exciting dribbling skills.


The two caught the eyes in 2015 with Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup and has since continued to grow.


Their introduction at the senior team level has meant they must fight for relevance with more established players, but Amunike who was their youth Coach believes they are ready to become leaders in the Eagles.


“If Ighalo had decided to step down, one issue we have in Africa is that we don’t respect people’s opinion, and we are always afraid of making mistakes,” Amunike told footballlive.ng.


“Victor Osimhen, for us is a good player; a player that came under me with Chukwueze at the U17. But now, they are growing and have gone to the Afcon with the senior national team, of course they might not get enough games but they have been exposed.

“For me Osimhen is a good player we need to believe in our young players we need to continue to encourage them, continue to see how they can grow, even if Ighalo comes back today there will be a day that he will retire so, if you don’t prepare the new generation when the old ones retire when will you start?”


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