In a recent interview, Super Eagles legend Ifeanyi Udeze suggested that Victor Osimhen might be facing some confidence issues during the Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire.
Despite his usual prolific form, Osimhen has only managed to score once in three games, missing several opportunities that he might have easily converted in the past.
Nigeria secured their place in the next stage of the tournament by finishing second in Group A. They won two games and drew one, with Osimhen finding the net in their match against Equatorial Guinea.
“For me, Osimhen is under pressure; that’s why he is trying everything possible to score,” Udeze told Brila FM.
“The pressure is affecting him and I think his confidence level has dropped a little bit whenever he faces the opponent goalpost, so he needs to get his confidence back.”
Certainly, with the upcoming AFCON round of 16 match against Cameroon, Victor Osimhen will be aiming to regain his scoring touch and alleviate any pressure on himself and the team.
This crucial encounter presents an opportunity for him to make an impact and contribute to Nigeria’s success in the tournament.