Young Nigerian guns Alhassan Yusuf, who was recently a target of Premier League side Wolves, and Paul Omo Mukairu are now the talk of the town in Sweden and Turkey, respectively, while David Okereke and Leke James continue to score in Europe.
The goalkeeper saved two penalties for his South African club Kaizer Chiefs to go past rivals Orlando Pirates to the semifinal of the Telkom Knockout Cup. His heroics come when he has been recalled by the Super Eagles for AFCON qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho later this month. His confidence must now be sky-high after recent events.
The experienced striker is back to his best after he netted his 13th goal in the Norwegian league for table-topping Molde FK. He has now scored 17 goals in all competitions this season and must be on the Super Eagles radar going by his exploits.
3.Paul Omo Mukairu
The young Nigerian striker scored his second goal for Antalyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig against mighty Besiktas. It was a striker’s goal and further proved there is more to come from the burgeoning forward, who continues to earn rave reviews in Turkey and beyond.
The former FC Hearts star chose the final day of the season in Sweden to score his first goals – a brace – as IFK Goteborg trounced Ostersunds 7-1. His goals will go a long way in helping him to scoop the Young Player of the Year Award in Sweden Tuesday night.
The striker came off the bench to score for table-topping Club Brugge in a 3-0 demolition of KV Kortrijk. After a blip in form and injury, Okereke is back to scoring goals again in Belgium and he has now scored seven goals in 12 league outings.