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Amokachi Backs Osimhen To Surpass Yekini’s Super Eagles Record

Nigerian legend Daniel Amokachi has said that Napoli star Victor Osimhen can surpass the Super Eagles achievements of late Rashidi Yekini.

Osimhen has been compared with Yekini due to the similar playing style in the attacking position.

At a virtual press conference on Thursday, Osimhen was asked if he could do better than the 1993 Player of the Year and he replied in the affirmative.

Amokachi backed the 22-year-old claims, saying he could go further.

“I think he will,” Amokachi replied during his Radio programme ‘Bull’s Pit’ on Brila FM on Friday. 

“And I have said it over and over again injury-free Osimhen will, he will be one of the best ever goal scorer that ever come out of this country. What he possesses Yekini doesn’t, Osimhen is very skilful, Yekini is not skilful.

“If you combine the speed, skill and strength that he has, and he’s one player that can bully a defender for 90 minutes, then why not.”

He added:”What is lacking now is a creative player which we are still searching for. But it’s good we have (Joe) Aribo in the team, if he can stamp his authority and is given the chance to express himself, I’m sure the front players will enjoy him because he’s a very skilful player and the kind of passes he puts in is quality.”

Osimhen has been named to lead the Super Eagles attack when they host Sierra Leone in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game on later this Friday evening.

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