Oliseh says Osimhen similar to Rashidi but better in one area


Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has revealed that Victor Osimhen is very similar to Nigerian goal king Rashidi Yekini.

The former Super Eagles captain in an interview with Emmanuel Babayaro and EseOghene Matthew Edafe said Victor Osimhen was better than Rashidi Yekini in one area.

Sunday Oliseh who gave debut games to Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, and Alex Iwobi said he was close to inviting Victor Osimhen for the Super Eagles during his time as the coach.

“There’s this player I like a lot and wanted to bring him in just before I resigned as coach of Super Eagles and am happy to see him finally in the team now, Victor Osimhen.

“Osimhen Reminds me of Rashidi in a kind of way, he has more aerial prowess than Rashidi Yekini.

“Our potency offensively dropped since Rashidi left, with Osimhen, we now have a force in the attack line.

“With Osimhen leading the attack, we have that force who can press, guarantee goals upfront,” he concluded.

Victor Osimhen recently scored four goals in a game and now occupies the 9th spot on Nigeria’s all-time top scorer chart with 15 goals while Rashidi Yekini occupies the first spot with 35 goals.



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