High Six: Ranking Nigeria’s only avid gamers in Europe’s finest leagues 2018-19 – Aim.com

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The Everton loanee has scored 13 desires, contributing three assists, and firmly earned himself a instruct in Gernot Rohr’s squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

Admittedly, the former Anderlecht man’s fabricate would possibly also be patchy—he only scored twice between the discontinue of August and the discontinue of December—nevertheless he’s ending the season in splendid fettle.

When Onyekuru is on track, few defences in the Tall Lig can care for him.

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    #5 Sly

    Consistently misplaced sight of by Nigerian selectors since being given some taking half in time below Sunday Oliseh, should peaceful Igboun occupy been opinion of by Rohr for the upcoming Nations Cup?

    He has nine desires in 25 outings for FC Ufa up to now this season, and is the fourth finest dribbler in the Russian top flight.

    His versatility also can occupy been an asset for the Tall Eagles, with the attacker taking half in in a unfold of diverse roles as the Townspeople occupy battled manfully against relegation from the Russian Premier League.

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    #4 Anthony Nwakaeme

    Love Sly, Nwakaeme can feel critically laborious performed by after being misplaced sight of for Nigeria’s 2019 Afcon squad.

    He’s enjoyed a elegant campaign with Turkish giants Trabzonspor, making 18 decisive contributions—along with 10 desires—all the draw by 25 appearances.

    For context, only three diverse avid gamers in the division occupy had a enlighten hand in more desires all the draw by the campaign, and the 30-yr-dilapidated is firmly ending the campaign on a excessive.

    In his final 13 fits in all competitions, he’s scored seven and contributed 5 assists.

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    #3 Samuel Chukwueze

    What a yr it’s been for Samuel Chukwueze, who’s announced himself as the following astronomical hope of the Nigerian recreation.

    For a 19-yr-dilapidated, in his first fleshy campaign in a first-rate European league, his 5 desires and two assists for Villarreal dispute an admirable return as he’s pulled the Yellow Submarine obvious of the dropzone.

    He only made his fleshy league debut in November, the same month as he made his Tall Eagles bow—against Uganda—and became named the Nigeria Football Federation’s Younger Participant of the twelve months in April.

    The wonderkid has been named in Gernot Rohr’s provisional squad for the 2019 Nations Cup, despite having been rumoured to be taking segment in the U-20 World Cup.

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    #2 Tammy Abraham

    The Chelsea forward would possibly perhaps perhaps even occupy snubbed Nigeria in favour of England, nevertheless after only making two appearances for the Three Lions in 2017—both in friendlies—he stays eligible for the Tall Eagles.

    He struggled in the Premier League with Swansea City final term, nevertheless after dropping support into the Championship with Aston Villa on loan, he’s rediscovered the fabricate that earned him such plaudits all the draw by his time with Bristol City.

    Regardless of going by a pair of damage concerns, Abraham has scored 26 desires en route to the playoff final, and also bagged the decisive penalty in the semi-final shootout against West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday.

    Abraham became linked with a midseason switch to Wolverhampton Wanderers, and he appears to be like obvious—one blueprint or one other—to procure a shot at the Premier League next term.

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    #1 Wilfred Ndidi

    Ndidi continues to be underrated despite one other splendid campaign in the Premier League, he’s 2nd only to Idrissa Gueye–who became uncomfortable to head away out out here—in phrases of tackles per recreation, and has been a consistently commanding presence in the coronary heart of the Leicester City midfield.

    If he stays at the club—and there are rumours that he’ll switch bigger up the food chain—then he would possibly be the major constructing block upon which Brendan Rodgers constructs his intriguing unique, young Leicester aspect.

    The midfield anchor would possibly also be a key man for Nigeria at this summer season’s Nations Cup, as they gape to clinch a fourth title.

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