PREVIEW TO NIGERIA’S SQUAD AHEAD OF AFCON 2019

Nigeria makes a re turn to Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after 4 years of being absent from the tournament. Instability in coaching crew was a major factor in Nigeria missing out from AFCON in 4 years. Grenot Rohr ever since his appointment have so far managed to steady Nigeria’s national team, having been able to qualify for both World Cup and Cup of Nations with a game in hand in each qualifier, it’s safe to assume the German tactician is a better upgrade to various gaffers who managed the National Team during those barren four years.

It’s unclear which country would host AFCON 2019, Cameroun were stripped hosting rights after CAF after failure to secure facility to host 24 teams an upgrade from the initial 16 teams AFCON tournament. Reports have it that Ivory Coast have been stripped hosting right for AFCON 2021 and been given to Cameroun to make up for 2019 disappointment.

Goodgovernance.com in what promises to be a series would take closer look at how Nigeria players abroad are faring in their various club side.

Alexander Iwobi

The Arsenal man started the new season under new gunner coach Unai Emery high flying but as the season progress Iwobi’s form has deteriorated while Arsenal fans are hoping their young exciting attacking midfilder would improve his game and remain consistent for the rest of the season.

Iwobi have played 20 games for Arsenal in all competitions this season and have been on scorers sheet once having been able to register 4 assist. On his general play, Iwobi still havea lot to improve on in order to command starting shirt at Arsenal.

Kelechi Iheanacho 

Leicester fans are hoping the young Nigerian can replicate his staggering goal scoring form at Manchester City. Ever since his switch to King power, Kelechi has struggled to make himself a commanding figure in the Foxes attacking set up.

Even with Jamie Vardy suspension and injuries earlier this season, Kelechi failed to make lasting impact on the coach as his play generally have been filled with inconsistency and lack of bite in the opposition box. with 19 games played in all competition this season, Kelechi have managed to find the back of the net twice while providing 4 assist. for a striker, this figure is poor and he would be hoping to improve on it before the end of the current campaign.

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