The game between Nigeria and the Central African Republic ended 0-1. Many football fans expected the game to be an easy fixture for the Super Eagles, but the Central African Republic defended all through the game. The away team got a late goal, which was enough to seal the game.
Photo: Super Eagles VS CAR || Twitter
However, the main takeaways of the game were Ejuke's performance, Uzoho's return to the starting lineup, Awoniyi's debut for the Super Eagles, and Victor Osimhen's brilliant performance. Well, this article will focus on Osimhen, who showed why he won the Serie A Player of the Month.
Photo: Osimhen at Napoli || Twitter
How Did He Perform For The Super Eagles
Photo: Victor Osimhen || Brilla
Despite not scoring a goal, Victor Osimhen was Nigeria's best player on the field. In the first half, Victor Osimhen was the most lively Super Eagles player. The 22-year-old Napoli Striker had Nigeria's only clear chance in the first half, but he failed to beat Samolah.
The Italian-based striker came close to scoring in the early part of the second half, but he was unlucky. Osimhen's left-footed shot struck the crossbar, and the follow-up shot by Taiwo Awoniyi was also blocked.
Photo: Victor Osimhen || BBC
Note that for the entire second half, Victor Osimhen was everywhere in attack for the Nigerian attack. The young striker was close to scoring after Aina found him with a nice cross, but his header was a little bit wide.
Photo: Victor Osimhen || BBC Pidgin
Even though Nigeria lost by a late goal, the 22-year-old deserves praise because of his attitude. Note that before the Central African Republic goal, Osimhen also had a chance to score, but his shot was wide.
In conclusion, it must be stated that despite the loss, Osimhen was the only Nigerian player who was close to getting a goal, and his overall performance against CAR show why his colleagues voted him as the Serie A Player Of The Month.
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