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Simon backs Osimhen to score



Nantes winger, Moses Simon, has backed Victor Osimhen to rediscover his scoring form as Nigeria takes on Cameroon in a round of 16 tie at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Ivory Coast.

Osimhen who had a hand in two of the Eagles three goals so far at the tournament has been guilty of so many missed chances at the tournament.

The Napoli striker drew the Eagles level in their opening 1-1 draw with Equatorial Guinea and also earned a penalty for his side against Ivory Coast after he was fouled by Ivorian defender Ousmane Diomande. The resultant spot kick was converted by William Troost-Ekong.

So far the Napoli striker has fired 13 shots and created four chances in the AFCON group stage and Simon believes the reigning African Footballer of the Year who finished as the top scorer during the AFCON qualifying round with 10 goals will come good  for the Eagles from the knockout stage of the competition.

“We played very well in the first game, just that we didn’t score goals,” Simon told a pre-match conference on Friday.

“In the third game we missed chances. I don’t want anyone pointing fingers to any player because we have the best striker in the world which is Osimhen.

“A lot of people are putting pressure on him, he’s not the only one playing, it’s the whole team. If we win or lose, it’s the team. If he misses chances, it’s the team.

“We are focused to win against Cameroon, even if it’s by half a goal. We are not after scoring seven or 10 goals. We just want to win and by God’s grace we’ll score. to win.”

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