Nigeria became the first African country to qualify for the World Cup tournament in Russia, and the most populous black nation that stormed the ongoing Mundial in Russia.
Being a country with some of the finest players to ever grace the African continent comes with some special perks in terms of special talents plying their trade in the most watched football league in the world.
The English Premier League is undoubtedly the most followed football league, and the league features many Nigerian players.No African country has won or reached the semi-final of the world cup. That can be changed this year even though most of the countries have had a poor start including Nigeria, as many teams are ready to fight until the last minute.
Stakes are high, so many people are thinking which team is the best for placing a wager? Among other teams, there are African teams who can turn the odds in their favor like the Super Eagles of Nigerian, so online betting is another way to support your favorite .
Can African teams break the jinx and get to the Semi finals? Its hard to predict, but online bookies have thoughts who might upset the odds, so they’ve placed their World Cup betting offers for all football lovers.
According to ESPN, Gernot Rohr best footballers ply their trades in the Premier league. From the vast number of Nigerian players in the EPL, we will take a look at the five players who could change the fortune of Nigeria as they prepare to take on Croatia and Argentina in the final group games.
Iwobi needs no introduction in the football clime. Hundreds of millions of people watch Arsenal play, and they have all caught a glimpse of the 22 year-old attacker. While he is not a striker, he is capable of unlocking defenses and delivering the right pass at the right time. His talents and skills came handy in the qualifiers and it is claimed that he he replicate same form, the Super Eagles could make it to the last 16.
In the penultimate season, Victor Moses was a standout performer for the Blues. He worked tirelessly and masterfully for Antonio Conte’s side which helped boost his overall value for the team.
Last season, however, his performance was below the previous; but, the same is true for every Chelsea player. Like his team mate Iwobi said, he is still one of the best Nigerian players anywhere in the world, and he’s expected to up his game in their next game.
Iheanacho rose through the ranks all the way form the U-17 World Cup in 2013 to become a Manchester City player, and now an important player for Leicester City.
The 21 year-old forward played all six games for Leicester toward the end of the season including a superb performance against Arsenal where he caused the Gunners trouble and scored a goal in a 3-1 win for Leicester. He came on from the bench against Croatia and his short stint in the march was better than Igalo’s.
Having joined Leicester City in January, 2017, Ndidi won the young player award that same year with amazing performances. A year later, he became the former holder and the current holder of the same award.
He was also nominated for other Leicester awards including the Player of the Season and the Players’ Player of the Season awards. The Lagos-born midfielder is well versatile in the middle of the pitch, and tops the league’s overall tackling charts with 138 interventions.
He is the engine room that Nigeria can’t afford to lose.
Omeruo is a Chelsea player despite being loaned out on several occasions. He is a capable defender who has the capacity to turn great performances as both a right back and a centre back. He has featured for the national team on many occasions and may be called up in place on Truest Ekong, who was form causing infringements.