Former Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has hailed Victor Osimhen after his display in Nigeria’ 4-2 win over Lesotho in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Maseru on Sunday.
Osimhen scored two goals and created two assists in Nigeria’s win, to keep the Eagles top of Group L with six points.
The Lille striker also scored a penalty in Nigeria’s 2-1 win over Benin Republic on Wednesday in Uyo.
His goals made many Nigerians hail him. According to them, Osimhen is a worthy replacement Ighalo, who called it quits with the national team after winning bronze for the 2019 AFCON.
Ighalo was the highest goalscorer at the 2019 AFCON with five goals.
He took to Instagram to praise the forward for his effort.
Osimhen also got plaudits from his teammates after the game.
He has scored four goals in his last four appearances for the Eagles.