Fans have tipped Union Berlin striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, to be the direct
replacement for the injured Victor Osimhen at the 2021 Africa Cup of
Nations in Cameroon next year.
The delayed AFCON is billed to hold from January 9 to February 6 but
the Super Eagles will be without their star striker Osimhen who has
been ruled out of action for at least three months due to a fractured
cheekbone which was operated on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old sustained the injury after a collision with Inter
defender Milan Skriniar in their 3-2 loss to the champions on Sunday.
The Napoli striker has been the first-choice striker for the Eagles since
the retirement of former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo after
the 2019 AFCON in Egypt where he played an understudy role.
With the striker out of the competition, fans believe in-form Union
Berlin striker Awoniyi should get the nod to fill the spot ahead of Paul
Onuachu, Terem Moffi, Emmanuel Dennis, Cyriel Dessers amongst
others.