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Soccer News of Friday, 6 January 2023


Ighalo beats Osimhen to Nigeria's 2022 best striker accolade

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According to the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS, Odion Ighalo is Nigeria’s best striker in 2022.

The IFFHS reveals the ranking for World’s best goal scorers in 2022, and Odion Ighalo is the highest-ranked Nigerian striker on the list.

The former Watford and Manchester United forward placed 34th with 28 for Al Shabab and Al Hilal, while Victor Osimhen who plays for Napoli didn’t make the 67-man list.

Meanwhile, France striker Kylian Mbappe topped the chart with 56 goals in 56 appearances for Paris Saint-German.

The World Cup finalist is followed by Norwegian Erling Haaland who scored 46 goals, with Bérgson  (Johor Darul Ta’zim), Germán Cano (Fluminense) and Robert Lewandowski, completimg the top five for 2022.