Top Nigerian players to look out for in 2020


Nigeria beat Lesotho 4-2 today in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying, meaning they now stand atop the standings in Group L. Previously known as the Green Eagles, the Super Eagles have qualified for six of the last seven World Cups, and coming off a third place finish in the 2019 AFCON, you can expect them to be a major factor next year.

In analyzing some football betting tips for Kenyan players in 2020, it’s clear that Gernot Rohr’s men will be extremely relevant both on the continent and on a global scale. They have a very deep and talented roster, led by team captain Ahmed Musa.

The forward and left winger, who plays his club ball for Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr. is the first Nigerian to both score in two different World Cup matches, and to score more than once in the same World Cup game. The betting sites in Nigeria 2020 will certainly be taking prop bets on how many goals he’ll be scoring in the AFCON 2021 in Cameroon. Nigeria, along with Senegal, Algeria and Egypt, are expected to be the top contenders.

Another player to keep an eye on is Alex Iwobi, a forward for Premier League club Everton. Iwobi certainly doesn’t lack for confidence, as he declared Arsenal (his club at the time) to be PL title contenders in the midst of last season.

It obviously never came to fruition, as the Gunners ended up way behind the only two true title contenders, Manchester City and Liverpool, but you got to love the guy’s optimism and ambitions. He moved to Everton from Arsenal in August, for a transfer fee of £29 million, a testament to his value and ability.


Finally, we cover a veteran player, midfielder Jon Obi Mikel. The long time former Chelsea man now plays for Turkish side Trabzonspor, after having also made stops in Middlesbrough and even China. The 32-year-old has been capped 88 times for Nigeria, and has scored six goals over the course of his 14 year international career.

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