Striker With 33 Goals Last Season to Lead Super Eagles Attack vs Cameroon

Striker With 33 Goals Last Season to Lead Super Eagles Attack vs Cameroon

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

- Nigeria vs Cameroon is billed to hold at the Stadion Weiner Neustadt, Vienna on Friday night, June 4 and it is expected to be a cracker

- The camp of the Super Eagles of Nigerian is already bubbling as stars both home and abroad have converged for the fixtures

- With Victor Osimhen currently injured, Genk forward Paul Onuachu and Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho are expected to lead the attack

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Striker Paul Onuachu is expected to lead Super Eagles onslaught against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon when the two teams meet in Austria on Friday night, June 4, Complete Sports reports.

The Nigerian team will play without striker Victor Osimhen who opted out of the friendly due to injury which automatically allows Onuachu to top-strike.

The 27-year-old Genk forward had a sensational season scoring 33 goals in 38 appearances for his Belgium outfit.

Onuachu has found the back of the net in Nigeria’s last game against the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

It is expected that Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho will support Onuachu upfront as the game is billed for the Stadion Weiner Neustadt, Vienna.

The two teams will clash in a second friendly at the same venue next week Tuesday.

The west African neighbours are both through to the AFCON 2022 tournament scheduled for next year as they look to develop their respective squad ahead of the soccer fiesta in Africa.

The last time both teams met was at the quarter-final stages of the AFCON 2019 and it was the Super Eagles that won the game by 2-1.

On the other hand, the Indomitable Lions also have a not-too impressive record with a win, three draws and one defeat.

Striker With 33 Goals Last Season to Lead Super Eagles Attack vs Cameroon
Nigeria vs Cameroon will see Onuachu lead Nigeria attack. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi
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There are several injury problems rocking Gernot Rohr's men in the build-up to the game as the likes of Ola Aina, Tyronne Ebuehi, Semi Ajayi, Zaidu Sanusi and Valentine Ozornwafor.

Meanwhile, six out of nine Nigerian defenders have withdrawn from the encounter as the likes of Ola Aina, Zaidu Sanusi, Tyronne Ebuehi, Semi Ajayi, and Valentine Ozornwafor have all pulled out due to respective injury problems. earlier reported that Nigerian striker, Paul Onuachu, tops the list of African footballers with the highest number of goals in 2020-21 for clubs and country according to Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) on Twitter.

The 26-year-old Super Eagles striker recorded 37 goals in all appearances in the period under review and he is rivaled by Zambia's Patson Daka with the same number of goals.

Two of his goals came during the Super Eagles AFCON qualifiers against Lesotho and Benin Republic in March as he scored in both games.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.