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Soccer News of Thursday, 9 June 2022


Osimhen, Dessers to lead attack against Seirra Leone

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Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen, and the in-form Cyriel Dessers have been tipped to lead the attacking line when the Super Eagles take on the Leone Stars at the MKO Stadium in Abuja today, June 9.

Both attackers had an impressive season with their respective European clubs.

Osimhen finished the season as Napoli's top scorer in all competitions. The 23-year-old netted 18 goals in 32 appearances for the Serie A outfit.

The former Lille striker was also voted Serie A best young player of the season.

Dessers on the other end had a remarkable season with Feyenoord where he was on a season-long loan from Belgium club Genk.

He scored 10 goals in the first edition of the UEFA Europa Conference League to emerge as the competition's top scorer.

The 27-year-old also scored 21 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions for the Eredivisie club.

The two attackers are likely to start the game ahead of forwards like the skipper, Ahmed Musa, Sadiq Umar, Emmanuel Dennis, and Terem Moffi.

The Super Eagles will hope to put their World Cup disappointment behind them when they kick off their 2023 AFCON qualifying campaign against Sierra Leone with a comprehensive victory at the empty MKO Stadium.