Best Five Nigerian Players This Season: Five of Five

Here is the concluding part of this lengthy write-up and we are set to unveil the fifth player on our list of best five Nigerian players during the 2019-20 season.

We have mentioned Victor Osimhen who is first on the list, and second-place Wilfred Ndidi who showed his quality with Leicester City side.

Genk’s newly-signed striker Cyriel Dessers is third, while Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo occupies the fourth position. The last player in the fifth position is no other than Odion Ighalo.

Odion Ighalo

This might sound a bit controversial if one must consider the fact that one certain Azubuike Okechukwu won the Turkish League with İstanbul Başakşehir.

It might sound a bit unfair if we are to consider the form of Simmy Nwankwo who scored 21 goals for Serie B side Crotone during the term.

It will equally sound unfair if we are to take a critical look at the Sodiq Umar’s productivity for Serbian side Partizan Belgrade where he scored 17 goals and 17 assists.

Kelechi Iheanacho is another player who deserves a spot in the list following his rejuvenated display for the Foxes this term.

However, you should consider Ighalo’s goalscoring feat before criticizing his inclusion in the list.

The 31-year-old retired super Eagles striker was a great addition to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side as he scored in all the matches a started for the team.

The player, who could return to international football, has found the back of the net on five occasions and he is expected to continue his fine form in the upcoming Europa league clash against LASK.

Odion Ighalo Record

His record is obvious to everyone as he became the first Nigerian player to play for the Old Trafford outfit.

That’s not all, he equally become the first United player in 95 years to score at least a goal in his first four competitive starts for the team.

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