Here are the breakthrough Nigerian football stars of the 2022/2023 Season
Ranking Nigeria’s Top Breakthrough Talents of the Season
The 2022/2023 season is finally coming to an end. With that, football fans around the globe are preparing for the nail-biter moments the final games will bring. And while many are trying to calm their nerves before the football storms, others are evaluating the performances of their favorite clubs and players in the season.
One of those groups of fans that will be busy evaluating will be the Nigerian fans. Although it was an absolutely torrid season, the Super Eagles can still look at the performances of some of their players and focus on the positives.
While individual performances can’t erase the disappointment of missing the World Cup, they can, without any doubt, get Nigerian fans excited for the future. Therefore, we present you with the top breakthrough Nigerian talents of the 2022/2023 season and a great collection of bookmakers for those searching for a free bet in ghana.
#1 Victor Osimhen
Although already a well-known name for most football enthusiasts, there shouldn’t be any Nigerian football-related list without the name of the top goal scorer of the Italian Seria A. Even though Victor’s original breakthrough season was the one at LOSC Lille, we can all agree that this is the season that will launch him into absolute stardom and help him land a massive contract with one of the biggest clubs in Europe.
The prolific striker scored 28 goals and 5 assists in 36 competitions and was a key figure alongside Khvicha Kvaratskhelia in Napoli’s mission to end their painful 33-year drought and get crowned Serie A champions again. Besides winning the Scudetto, Osimhen helped Napoli in what most can consider an incredibly successful Champions League campaign, in which he scored 5 goals in 6 appearances.
Now with the season coming to an end and the start of the transfer market window approaching, all we can do as football fans is sing his praises and wait to see where he will continue his unbelievable goal-scoring adventure.
#2 Raphael Onyedika
As Product Owner – Tony Sloterman says, many successful football systems rely on a crafty holding midfielder who can perform his defensive duties but also expose opponents’ defense by using clever through balls. Luckily for Club Brugge, they got Raphael Onyedika Nwadike, a 22-year-old Super Eagle who took the Jupiler Pro League by storm and turned the heads of hundreds of football scouts from all over Europe.
Although considered a ball-winning midfielder, those familiar with his game can tell that Onyedika possesses various qualities that might allow him to develop into a box-to-box midfielder or even a deep-lying playmaker. He is a player that shows massive potential when it comes to reading the game and intercepting passes, however, with proper guidance, he can easily elevate his playmaking abilities in the future.
This season Raphael made 26 appearances for the 18 times Belgian champion, and judging by his performances, it won’t be long until he follows Ndidi’s footsteps and joins some of the goliaths of the Premier League.
#3 Victor Boniface
If you are a football romantic who follows European competitions closely, you are probably aware of the mayhem the Union Saint Gilloise caused on football pitches all over Europe. The club has produced one of the most fascinating football stories with a relatively limited budget, which allowed them no mistakes in the transfer market.
One of their best moves in the transfer market was the Akure born Victor Boniface, whose versatility as a striker has shown to be crucial for Union Saint Gilloise throughout the season. Boniface did not only score 7 goals and 7 assists in the Jupiler Pro League but also was one of the breakthrough stars of the Europa League, where he managed to put the ball in the back of the net 6 times in 10 matches.