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5 Super Eagles Players Who Will Be Affected By Ex-Chelsea Striker's Decision To Play For Nigeria

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KRC Genk forward has revealed he's ready to play for Super Eagles of Nigeria at the international level.

The 21-year-old striker made this known why speaking with Belgian tabloid on Wednesday. 

Ugbo has scored 39 goals in 82 Club appearances and netted 7 for England at the age grade level, so this is an indication that his addition will add more firepower to Super Eagles attack. 

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However, Ugbo's decision to switch allegiance to Nigeria means some players in the squad might drop down the ladder .

Here are the strikers who are likely to drop to pecking order : 

Paul Onuachu :

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Onuachu is the currently second choice in the Super Eagles, behind Victor Osimhen. We all know he's not the kind of striker, Gernot Rohr really like, and the available of Ugbo could make thing more complicated for him.

Henry Onyekuru :

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Onyekuru is yet to nail down a regular place in the squad, despite making his debut four years ago.

He's behind Victor Osimhen and Paul Onuachu in other pecking order.

Terem Moffi :

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Moffi made his debut for Nigeria against Cameroon in July,, and he was part of the squad for the last international matches against Liberia and Cape Verde.

He's one of the lads likely to be affected by the availability of Ugbo.

Cyriel Dessers :

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Cyriel Dessers lost his place in Genk squad and was loaned out to Feyenoord after they signed Ugbo from Chelsea. 

The 25-year-old is likely to get the same treatment in the national team after Ugbo made himself available for Nigeria. 

Dessers has not played for Nigeria since making his in a friendly 1–1 draw with Tunisia on 13 October 2020 and a possible return could be unlikely now.

Taiwo Awoniyi :

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Awoniyi was unlucky to miss out the squad that faced Cape Verde and Liberia on Friday and Tuesday respectively.

He will now face stiff competition from Ugbo for a regular place in the squad. 

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