Unleash Osimhen and Ighalo on Cape Verde – Ikpeba tells Rohr

Unleash Osimhen and Ighalo on Cape Verde – Ikpeba tells Rohr

Former Nigerian forward, Victor Ikpeba believes Odion Ighalo and Victor Osimhen can play together in the attack for the Super Eagles.

Ighalo watched from the bench as Osimhen led the line for the Super Eagles against Liberia in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers on Saturday.

The two strikers will be competing for the starting spot for Tuesday’s game against Cape Verde at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

Speaking on Monday Night Football Show, Ikpeba said, Ighalo and Osimhen have different features and can play together up front.

The former CAF Footballer of Year winner later advised the coach, Gernot Rohr to involve them from the the start of the game.

“I think Ighalo’s recall will be a wake up call for the young lads in the Super Eagles. However, Gernot Rohr can decide to play both Ighalo and Osimhen in the attack due to their different features. One is tall and the other is strong on the ball due to his physical nature.

“The Super Eagles must score early enough to be able to control the possession of the game. This will also help to relax the nerves of the players if they score first.” He said.

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