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Exclusive: AFCONQ: Osimhen Is Nigeria’s Goal Machine –Babangida

Exclusive: AFCONQ: Osimhen Is Nigeria’s Goal Machine –Babangida

Former Nigerian winger, Tijani Babangida has revealed that Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen can be Nigeria’s goal machine if he gets the necessary assist from his teammate.

Recall that the Napoli star bagged a brace in the team’s 3-2 win over Sierra Leone in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Monrovia on Sunday, to help Nigeria seal seal qualification.

In a chat with Completesports.com, Babangida stated that Osimhen has proven to be a proven goal scorer for both club and country.

“I am impressed with Osimhen’s goal scoring prowess for both club and country. His hunger and determination to score goals has made him Nigeria’s goal machine.

“No doubt, once their is proper understanding within the team, I am sure Osimhen will score more goals just as he did for Napoli in the Serie A.”

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  • MONKEY POST 8 months ago


    • You are a FOOL so it is your Musa and Ighalo that are better ba?… you are an ungrateful mumu. I am now certain that the fools in NFF running our football you @MONKEY POST are just as brain dead as they are you are all cut from the same cloth. your really becoming intolerable

    • Machaveli 8 months ago

      @monkey ass: your reservatin or opinion doesn’t count. Your dead brain is so impaired to have the mental capacity for a proper assessment. I will advise you to shut your trap if you have nothing tangible to speak on.

    • Seriously! Let me understand you better something here. Are you talking his goal scoring prowess overall or when he plays for Nigeria? Did you read the statement of George Weah (African great) on Osimhen? I think there is a sentimental problem.

    • @ all…… please take it easy on monkey post……he expressed his opinion and you can educate him politely by giving him reasons…..Two wrongs don’t make a right…..@ monkey post….. osimhen is still in his infancy stage of international football and he has not really represented Nigeria in a major tournament where he futured as our main striker thanks to Rhor’s appeasing of Ighalo at the Afcon osimhen went to……. But from my point of view osimhen been a goal machine is due to the manner in which he goes about the goal scoring…… tireless, unrelenting, determined,fast, clinical, and absolutely brilliant…… Initially pundits in Italy said the same big opponents thing about osimhen in SeriaA until he destroyed Juventus,Ac Milan,Roma, Atalanta, and more this season to put them to silence…….. hopefully Nigeria will progress to meet Bigger opponents with Osimhen in our Armoury let’s put this argument to a test and hopefully lay it to rest like every other doubts that osimhen has laid to rest concerning his quality……cheers

    • Michael Olaleye 8 months ago

      Yes I agree, hut some one still have to score the goals. What about in the Series A ? Give him the right service against any opposition and watch him goes.

  • MONKEY POST 8 months ago


    I know this NOODLES GENERATION will not UNDERSTAND the point am making…

    • @So your wish is that no Nigerian footballer should out do Yekini abi. So your wish is that Nigeria’s all time goalscorer should be 37 goals when other countries are parrading goal machines in the 60’s and in some cases 121. But your mediocre mindset won’t let you see past 37 goals for a big nation you claim to love

      No wonder you are still stuck on Rohr and Musa

      People can you not see this @MONKEY POST wants nothing good for Nigeria?.

  • Now that Osimhen has outscored Ahmed Musa in only 25 Appearances for Super Eagles then there is no longer any need for Ahmed Musa to be there as the most experienced player. Musa can now kindly excuse himself Osimhen alone is enough motivation for any Young Nigeria footballers. This musa there to motivate has no weight whatsoever……..

  • @MONKEY POST you will be wise to go and look at Senegal Nicolas Jackson Villareal’s breakout star was leading the line. yet Nigeria can’ extend an invite for our Break out star what does this mean. it means he Jackson will have no Visa or work permit problems as Senegal does not waste time in capping thier potential stars of dual nationality. but in your case you are hear talking of yekini and Ahmed musa. Nigeria in a nutshell

  • Glory 8 months ago

    Truly love this boy. Superb player, superb striker, superb sportsman. The best player to have come out of Nigeria by miles and certainly one of the very best African player to have played the game. Watching Osimene just gives a sense that you are only just seeing a tip of the iceberg. God bless OSIMENEGOOOOOALS and all deserving SE PLAYERS.

  • pompei 8 months ago

    Defenders are not safe when Osimhen is in town. Case in point is the way he chased down that SL defender yesterday, dispossessed him, and put a cross into the box that should have been converted. How that chance was missed continues to puzzle me.
    He scores goals, he creates chances, he harasses defenders.
    We just need players around him that can provide him quality service.

  • Machaveli 8 months ago

    @ Pompei: Unfortunately, the quality of our coach does not match the qualities of our players.

    • pompei 8 months ago

      Peseiro indeed has some work to do to convince Nigerians that he’s the right man for the job. But then remember that NFF are owing him months of salaries. It’s tough for a worker to be productive without compensation.
      In a recent interview, Peseiro said he went to Belgium to see Orban and Boniface, AND HE HAD TO PAY FOR THE TRIP HIMSELF. If he’s not getting paid his salary, how is he going to be able to travel around to monitor players, pay his coaching staff, etc? So yes, I agree that Peseiro has some shortcomings, but the NFF are not helping the situation at all with nonpayment of salaries.

  • Osimhen is world class and I see him scoring more than 50 international goals before he retires……He has not featured as our main striker in any major tournament and he has already scored 17 international goals at just 24 years of age……If osimhen attends 4 Afcons and two world cups before he retires from international football then Rashidi yekini’s goal record will be a child’s play compared to osimhen’s……. Osimhen has broken many records already at a very young age so it’s not a surprise that he will break yekini’s goal record.
    1) Most goals in a FIFA tournaments
    2) Most goals scored by an African in the serieA
    3) The first African to win a Capocannieri ( highest goal scorer in Italy)
    4) First African to hit Double figure in his first 3 seasons in SeriaA
    5) First Napoli player to win the Capocannieri and scuddeto the same season.
    6) Among the team that won the Napoli’s first scuddeto in the 21st century.
    7) Most expensive Nigerian player in history of football.
    I think osimhen will break more records because he is still in the early stages of his career and I wish him success, good health,luck, and the blessings of God…… osimhen I will always be praying for you.

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