5. Kelechi Iheanacho
Regarded as one of the current best footballers in Nigeria, Iheanacho is the hottest Nigerian football forward in the English club, Leicester. This year, he broke a record held by Chelsea legend Didier Drogba as the new FA Cup African all-time goalscorer.
Iheanacho scored his first Premier League hat-trick in a winning game against Sheffield United six months ago. A week later, he scored a goal in Leicester's winning match against Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, sending the club into the semi-finals of the competition for the first time since 1981 to 1982. The two strikes were Iheanacho's eighth and ninth goals in his last nine matches in all competitions. Iheanacho was awarded the Premier League Player of the Month award six months ago after scoring five goals in three league appearances. Five months ago, he scored the only goal in a Leicester's winning match against Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium. The win took the Foxes to their first FA Cup final since 1969.
4. Simeon Nwankwo
Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo is a 29-year-old Nigerian professional soccer player currently playing as a forward for Salernitana and the Nigeria national team.
Regarded as one of the current best footballers in Nigeria, Someon recently made history by becoming the first African footballer to have won the top scorer in an Italian professional league with 66 goals. He is also the best scorer in the history of F.C. Crotone.
3. Wilfred Ndidi
Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi is a Nigerian professional footballer who currently plays for Premier League club, Leicester City, and the Nigeria national team as an attacking midfielder.
Currently considered as one of the best footballers in Nigeria, Ndidi is renowned for his defensive prowess and long range strikes.
During his first season with his current club, Leicester City, the Super Eagles star topped the tacklers’ chart with 138 successes and in the process was named as Leicester City’s Young Player of the Year. He scored his first goal of the season in Leicester City's winning league fixture against Chelsea nine months ago.
2. Victor Osimhen
Victor James Osimhen is a Nigerian professional footballer presently playing as a striker for Serie A club, Napoli, and the Nigeria national team.
Widely regarded as one of the current best footballers in Nigeria, Osimhen is known for his composure and finishing.
He jointly finished as a top scorer of the just concluded African cup of nations Qualifiers alongside Patson Daka of Senegal.
Also, Osimhen is one of the leading players at his current club, Napoli, who made him Nigeria’s most expensive signing in history.
1. Paul Onuachu
Ebere Paul Onuachu is a Nigerian professional soccer player currently playing for Belgian club, Genk, and the Nigeria national team as a forward.
Regarded as the current best footballer in Nigeria, Paul Onuachu is currently the best attacker of Nigerian origin in the whole of Europe with over 25 goals scored for the Belgian club. His soccer dedication has also attracted some notable clubs in Europe.
With the Nigeria national team, he recently scored two goals in the final AFCON Qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho this year.
With his dedication and prolific goalscoring, he could be ranked in the same level with the like of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski.
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