‘Stop Comparing Yourself To Yekini’ – Ikpeba Tells Osimhen

Victor Ikpeba, ex-Super Eagles forward, has urged Victor Osimhen to focus on his game and insists it’s too early to compare himself with Rashidi Yekini.

Osimhen scored twice in Super Eagles 4-2 demolition of Lesotho in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier last Sunday and the youngster believed he has what it take to overtake late Rashidi Yekini as Nigeria’s all-time leading scorer.

Ikpeba who represented the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the 1998 world Cup believed it would be too early for the 20-year-old to start comparing himself with Yekini.

“I don’t think it will be right for Victor Osimhen to start comparing himself with late Rashidi Yekini when it comes to goal scoring in the Super Eagles,” Ikpeba said.

“Yes, he’s a young striker who has shown so much potentials to be great if he maintains the height that he’s going.

“However, it will be good for him to focus more on developing his goal-scoring skills first.

“As you have known he started his football career on a wrong foot by joining VfL Wolfsburg and Charleroi after his success at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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“However, I am delighted that he has gotten it right by joining Lille in Ligue 1, where he is banging in the goal,” he said.

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Efe Bridget

Written by Efe Bridget

Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.

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