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U-23 VS BRAZIL: AWONIYI,OSIMHEN,AJAYI,SOLOMON IN CONTENTION TO START

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The quartet of Taiwo Awoniyi,Victor Osimhen,Junior Ajayi and Theophilus Solomon are presently in a battle for a starting spot in Nigeria’s U-23 attack for the friendly game against Brazil.

The duo of Victor Osimhen and Taiwo Awoniyi were paired as strikers in one of the teams during yesterday training game while Junior Ajayi and Theophilus Solomon attacked for the other team.

Although it ended 0-0 the quartet put in a performance that showed their willingness to battle for a shirt in the game against Brazil.

While Osimhen and Taiwo remain the favourites to start the duo of Ajayi and Solomon showed a lot to suggest they might get the nod ahead of the earlier mentioned duo.

Ajayi and Solomon combined nicely on several occasion and were more mobile in making runs behind the defence but the combo of Awoniyi and Osimhen were more reliant on balls from the flanks or through the middle.

Their form should be a pleasant worry for the coach when he names his squad for the Thursday game.