Super Eagles need more than Ighalo in Russia – Amokachi


A former Nigeria international Daniel Amokachi has raised the alarm over the Super Eagles’ attack.

Amokachi pointed decidedly at Nigeria’s attack which he sees as the weak area which needs to be worked on going to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Eagles scored 11 goals during the qualifying series, but the former Everton star is worried over the absence of a prominent figure in the attacking setup.

Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, Junior Lokosa, Simeon Nwankwo, Victor Moses and Moses Simeon make up the attacking list of Nigeria’s 30-man provisional list.

Amokachi has declared that the three-time African kings need more than Changchun Yatai’s Ighalo to get the job done against Croatia, Iceland and Argentina if the country is desirous to cross to the next stage.

Amokachi told Goal, “The qualification was the first step and we did it with ease. There is a lot of work to be done because the qualifier is a different ball game from the World Cup proper.

“The most important thing now is to work on our number 9. We are struggling with a number 9 in Nigeria today. The only number 9 I think that we have is Alhaji Gero who plays in the Swedish league.

“He is doing wonderfully well and I think he’s a much better player to be on the waiting list. I don’t know him from jack but I see him play and I know he’s a damn good number 9.

“The only number 9 we have is Odion Ighalo but we still need another because the no. 9 has done a whole lot from generation till date.”