Amuneke explains why Osimhen did not perform well at AFCON


Former Nigeria international, Emmanuel Amuneke has explained why Victor Osimhen did not perform really well at the recent 2023 Africa Cup of Nations AFCON, in Ivory Coast.

Osimhen was among the players tipped to win the Golden Boot in the 2023 AFCON.

However, the Napoli star only scored one goal in the tournament as Nigeria lost 2-1 against Ivory Coast in the AFCON final last Sunday.

Speaking about Osimhen, Amuneke told News Central TV, ”

“You know in this AFCON, Osimhen spent a lot of time helping the team to defend, and when you have a striker that is so dangerous, move a lot and then at the end of the day he is coming to defend. I think it reduces his quality.

“Osimhen is a player that when you look at him, moves a lot and needs players that can actually, you know, give him those balls into spaces where he can become effective and functional.”

He added, “Chukwueze and Simon Moses likewise but of course, you must have players that can complement the effort of these players.”

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