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Osimhen named new Super Eagles penalty taker






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Peseiro has named Victor Osimhen the first-choice penalty taker for Super Eagles after scoring 4 goals in their 10 – 0 win.

 

The Super Eagles coach noted the striker’s leadership qualities in the squad.

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He would take over from Odion Ighalo, who last featured for the Eagles against Ghana in the 2022 World Cup .-off in March.

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Osimhen recorded four goals for the Eagles against Sao Tome and Principe in their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

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He also made two assists in the game as the Eagles moved top of Group A with six points ahead of Guinea Bissau.

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The Napoli sensation passed his first opportunity to Dennis, who scored his first-ever for the team after six appearances.

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According to Paseiro, “Osimhen is a leader in his personality and could have scored five goals against Sao Tome.

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“I have appointed Osimhen as our designated penalty taker.

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“But he gave Dennis the opportunity to score, I like his humility, he’s a good guy with a big heart and I appreciate it.”

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Osimhen is currently rumoured to be a priority target for North London club, Arsenal as they lead the race to sign him.

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