Coach Says Super Eagles Target Anichebe Is Like A “Young Drogba” As International Recall Draws Near


Coach of Sunderland David Moyes says Victor Anichebe provoked memories of legendary Ivorian forward Didier Drogba in the Black Cats 3-0 win over Hull City.


The forward who could be handed a recall to the senior Nigeria national team, if he maintains his current form and fitness as opposed to previous seasons.

Anichebe scored a brace to ease the relegation worries of the basement club. The brace took his goal tally to three in two games.

Manager Moyes who handed the forward a lifeline in the summer with a one year deal at Sunderland following his release from West Brom was left with nothing but praises for his former protegee at Everton.
“I’ve got to say Victor was very good (in the 3-0 win over Hull City at the Stadium of Light on November 19).

“He was a good team player for us and he was like a young Drogba at times for us (against Hull), he was that good.

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“He’s been a bit unlucky with a few other chances but he’s helped us find a way to win (that) game (against Hull).

“When we’ve needed people that can finish we’ve had them,” Moyes concluded.