The 2021/22 season is coming to an end and Nigerians had a fair share of performances at their respective clubs
In the current season, many Super Eagles players rose from their ruins and shone again.
Some established stars at their clubs stamped their feet even better and made the most of their seasons.
The African Cup of Nations came into the fray and that ended on a disappointing note despite showing some early starlights.
Nigerians have raised their hands in the air to be counted, sometimes for good, and sometimes for the unpleasant.
These are the best and worst Nigerian footballers in the 2020/21 season;
Victor Osimhen: After an injury-depleted first season in Naples, Osimhen has shown what he can be for Napoli. Fans appreciate his game better now and pundits can’t stop praising him. He’s been the real deal for Napoli all season scoring 13 league goals, and equalling his best European return in the process.
Osimhen’s 25 games this season means he has already gone a step further than last season where he scored 10 goals and had one assist in 24 games. This season, he has shown a better creative side to his game and has garnered 5 assists so far. Osimhen has also shown significant improvements in key areas and his presence has helped Napoli to third on the log, after pushing them far in the title hunt. He was also voted Serie A Player of the Month for March and is on course to win the Napoli Player of the Season award.
With the player already committing his future to the club amid Premier League links, the future is bright and promises to be better for Nigeria’s star man.
Moses Simon: The former KRC Genk winger has been fit and available for Nantes this season and has proven to be a key cog in the team.
Antoine Koumbouare has shown great belief in Simon and he has repaid the coach’s fate with Nantes’ first title in 20 years and a European qualification.
In 29 games in the Ligue 1, he has 14 goal contributions scoring 8 times and assisting 6 times. He has been a trustworthy presence for the Yellow Canaries and has shown greatly all season.
Simon also starred for Nigeria at the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon despite the Super Eagles’ disappointing outing. He was easily Nigeria’s best player at the tournament as he showed a part to his game that was yet to be seen.
Cyriel Dessers: One of Nigeria’s best performers in Europe this season, Dessers has turned the heat on in the Netherlands where he seems to always find his mojo.
He shone at Heracles and earned a move to Genk but was soon loaned back to Feyenoord. Dessers’ first few months at De Kuip saw him play bit-part roles but he has turned the corner and has become a fans’ favourite.
Where he has found prominence this term is in the Europa Conference League where his competition-highest 10 goals in 12 games has powered Feyenoord to the final, their first European final in two decades.
He has also scored eight times in the league and banished PSV’s…
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