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Genk Star Arokodare Craves For Super Chance

Genk Star Arokodare Craves For Super Chance

KRC Genk striker Tolu Arokodare hopes he will get the chance to represent Nigeria in future.

Arokodare is one of the young Nigerian strikers making waves in Europe.

The 23-year-old netted 12 times in 40 league appearances for Genk during the 2023/24 season.

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Victor Osimhen, Victor Boniface, Terem Moffi, Paul Onuachu and Taiwo Awoniyi are some of the strikers, who have played consistently for the Super Eagles in recent years.

The former Amiens SC of France star is however determined to be a part of the national team in future.

“Jay Jay Okocha and Kanu made me love the Super Eagles. I’m not just speaking for myself, but I’m sure when you get a call-up, you’d go there to fight. If I do get a call-up, I’ll give my all, I’ll die there,” he told Brila FM.

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  • Bomboy 1 month ago

    He should.shave his bia bia before lobbying for a place in the SE.

    Finidi’s disappointing reign has triggered in me a distaste for bushy beard lol

    • Hahaha! Oh my goodness o! Indigenous Super Eagles coaches don suffer!!! Hahaha

  • Chima E Samuels 1 month ago

    He is not good enough let him go and upgrade himself. Watched him but he never scores but making troubles and getting carded on and off.

  • Dr. Drey 1 month ago

    If we had a functional U23 squad, this should have been the type of players we cook at the U23 level to know if they will be able to transit efficiently into the SE or not..!

  • Let’s try him. I’m open to new strikers. The bunch we currently have, all they do is fall down and collide with each other. Very poor technique, poor finishing.
    The idea that we have many strikers is extremely misleading. They are many only in number. Desperately short on quality.
    I’m even ready to manage his bia bia like that.

  • Ayphillydegreat 1 month ago

    I’m sure we’ve all now see the reason Peseiro sticks to Catenaccio at the AFCON?? We don’t really have top notch goal-scorers. Apart from Osimhen. That’s why Lookman was our top scorer at the AFCON. Maybe only Kelechi because of his finishing prowess, but he often drifts in and out of the equation. Others like Onuachu Moffi even Boniface have not been clinical for the SuperEagles. Awoniyi is the other striker who can bring something to the table due to his work rate. 

    I’m open to trying new strikers including Elijah Adebayo and even Isaac Success if he can stay fit. Despite our attacking threat SuperEagles only averages 1 goal per match in WorldCup qualifying. Pathetic! To say the least. Herein lies our problem we lack a true cutting edge. Maybe it could be from the middle or from the wings I don’t care at this point. We need a new direction. Ah God Abeg O!!! 

    • Mr Hush 1 month ago


      I am open to trying new faces that deserves it. But as much as our strikers are shooting blanks, I think it’s more to tactics rather than personal quality. Same strikers do well in their club sides. Moffi,Boniface,Osimhen,Dessers,even Onuachu;put up good numbers this season for their clubsides.

      Something is just nothing clicking in the national team.
      I just hope this dry spell passes sooner with the new ‘Technical adviser’ coming in.

  • Mercy 1 month ago

    Super eagle is a different kettle of fish. I stand to be corrected, I have seen any striker who never struggle in his first ten games in SE. The shirt is heavy mehnn. When you considered the 220million Nigerians fans breathing down on your neck for goals. Omo the expectation go make you carved-in.

  • I don’t care who is invited, the next Super Eagles coach has to get them firing on all cylinders.

    Our centre forwards are struggling in Super Eagles colours. Even Osimhen missed some sitters in the Afcon. Onuachu’s lack of pace is an issue and African defenders are dealing well with his aerial threat. Moffi and Boniface need to be more clinical for Nigeria whilst Awoniyi has to be more convincing.

    If the structural impediments that cutail the potency of Super Eagles strikers remain, whoever is invited will similarly be goals-shy.

    Again, the next coach has to set up the team to maximise the potentials of the centre forward he selects.

    Is hard to see Arokodare excel where Moffi, Dessers, Awoniyi, and even Osimhen has struggled without addressing the nature of service they receive.

  • Kenneth 1 month ago

    Loooooooool, now the players are being called out for their shambolic display.

  • Air Vice Marshall Arara 1 month ago

    This Arokodare is good. He should be invited without delay.

  • Four four two 1 month ago

    Funny people with unjoined upside down thinking – is Nigeria cursed with the a general lack of intelligence and understanding? Some keep on insisting that Onuachu has some kind of aerial prowess, I really don’t think these people understand what the word means – there is a player called Aleksander Mitrovic – that guy is renowned for his aerial prowess, Didier Drogba was known for his aerial prowess, Onuachu CANNOT BE DESCRIBED AS HAVING ANY AERIAL PROWESS BY ANYONE WITH HALF A BRAIN AND WANTS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY – I MEAN COME ON FOR GOODNESS SAKES! WHAT ARE YOU PEOPLE ON? IHEANACHO IS NEVER A STRIKER, HE IS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE SE’S AND ANYONE WHO EVER MENTIONS IHEANACHO AS AN OPTION FOR ANY REASON NEEDS TO GO AND VISIT A PSYCHIATRIST! – YOU ARE DELUDED AND FOOLING YOURSELF. NIGERIANS ARE VERY STRANGE PEOPLE LOLZ

  • This platform is being populated by quite a lot of idiots nowadays. I maintain that Onuachu has aerial prowess. Anyone who is offended can hug a wet transfomer and die instantly.

    I have your time.

  • If you don’t like what you read, simply walk on by. If you are stupid enough to offer an idiotic response, you will be duly treated like an idiot.

    Hopeless bastards.

  • Ayphilludegreat 1 month ago

    When you worked under a coach who almost won the AFCON with a certain strategy because he found out the limitations of his players. The best thing is to continue with that strategy. If it ain’t broken don’t fix it. Unfortunately, the go and express yourself football backfired from top to bottom. There’s no sugarcoating it. It’s a huge shoe for him to fill. We’re talking about the SuperEagles if you’re not bold as a coach and have the tactical nuances you will always Lulẹ. 

  • Golden Child 1 month ago

    Here we go again on another merry go round. We should get a competent coach first.

  • Pompei 1 month ago

    As Mercy mentioned, the pressure to impress fans can be overwhelming. However, Dessers, Awo, Moffi, Onuachu, Sadiq have had muliple opportunities! They should be used to this pressure by now.
    Per Mr. Hush, the issue is down to tactics. I agree.
    Deo talked about the structural impediments that curtail the potency of our strikers. I read that to mean poor build up play, and poor service. Terrible service. The aforementioned strikers thrive on service. Indeed, all strikers do. Some strikers are what I like to call STAND ALONE strikers, meaning that they can put themselves about and be a nuisance, even without service. Osimhen does this, for example. But with good service, good strikers invariably deliver. Of all our strikers, Onuachu is the most vulnerable in this regard. He can be quite deadly if he has good service, but he’s almost useless without it.
    Granted, the service is not what it should be in the present SE. But my other issue with these guys is the awful technique. I see better technique in an Adebayo or Orban or even an Arokodare than in most of these lads. Even Osimhen”s technique is poor. Refer to the catalog of misses at the last Afcon.
    At this level, it is not the coach’s job to teach them to be good strikers. That is something they have to work on individually. The coach however, is responsible for getting the team to routinely create goal scoring opportunities. This is where our recent coaches have largely failed us. The service needs to be better.
    Having said that, I just feel we’ve seen enough of certain strikers. It up to them to get back to the drawing board and improve themselves. Let’s see what others have to offer, ideally in a friendly setting.

  • Unique 1 month ago

    I think the player we should be talking about is George Ilenikhena of Antwerp, he is the closest to Osimhen in terms of agility, strength, pace and I believe he will be better technically than Osimhen in few years.

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