Nigeria’s Success Isaac takes on Brazils Joao Pedro  at the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup New Zealand. Nigeria vs Brazil, played at Stadium Taranaki, New Plymouth NZ.

Will Watford striker Isaac Success be the man to spearhead the Super Eagles attack after injuries and some off-the-pitch escapades conspired to keep him out of the national team?

Success made his long-awaited Eagles debut against Senegal in London in March 2017, and he has now been handed another chance to prove he has the goals to lift the team after they failed to go past the first round of the World Cup in Russia.

Rashidi Yekini delivered the goals for Nigeria to be the super power in Africa in the 90s.

Emmanuel Emenike’s goals qualified Nigeria to the 2014 World Cup after he proved his class at the 2013 AFCON in South Africa, which the Eagles courtesy of his goals.

But since his retirement from international football, the country has struggled to find a top striker, who could carry the team on his shoulders.

Kelechi Iheanacho at a time appeared to have filled this void when between 2016 and 2017 he scored four goals in as many games on a trot.

But his troubles at Manchester City will go on to derail his rich vein of form with the Eagles.

Last year after his exploits against Cameroon, China-based striker Odion Ighalo was widely seen as the arrowhead of the Eagles defence, but he failed to deliver at Russia 2018 sparking off calls for a new Eagles top striker.

Could Success now be the man the Eagles can count on for their goals?

The big Watford striker burst on to the international scene at the 2013 U17 AFCON in Morocco when his goals, power and sheer daring caught the eye.

He scored seven goals to qualify the Golden Eaglets to the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup in Abu Dhabi eclipsing the likes of Iheanacho.

An impressed coach Manu Garba simply nicknamed the young striker ‘Nasara’ (Hausa for Success).

At the World Cup, he scored a top-class goal against Sweden only to suffer an injury which ruled him out for the rest of the tournament.

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In Spain, he started out with the second team of Granada, before he made the big jump with the main team.

In the 2015/15 season, he netted six goals in 33 appearances enough to convince Premier League side Watford to splash a record 12.5 million pounds for him.

Isaac Success at Watford

He has yet to meet the high expectations that last season he was even shipped out on loan to Spanish club Malaga.

Watford have given him another chance to prove he is the real deal and so he was not again sent out on loan this season.

This term he has yet to score in seven Premier League appearances, all coming off the subs’ bench.

At 22, Success has his future in his hands.

He is big, powerful, fast and weighs in with his own fair share of goals.

However, his attitude, which has often been questioned, will go a long way to determine what he makes of his chances with both Watford and now the Super Eagles.


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