Taiwo Awoniyi and Emmanuel Dennis have continued to impress with their clubs in the Bundesliga and Premier League, respectively, and this can only boost their chances of featuring at next month’s AFCON in Cameroon.
The durable forward is again playing a big part as Trabzonspor open up an impressive gap at the top of the Turkish Super Lig table. He scored a goal and provided another assist for the Ankara-based club to beat Adana Demirspor 2-0. The 32-year-old Nwakaeme has yet to agree a contract extension, but whatever be the case he will not be short of suitors at the end of the season when his contract runs out.
This is another Nigerian forward, whose profile is on the rise on the back of his goals for Swiss side FC Zurich. The 23-year-old winger bagged a brace at the weekend and it will not be long before he earns himself a big transfer to a bigger league. He moved to Switzerland from Latvia two years ago.
The versatile Super Eagles star is enjoying a rich vein of form with Scottish champions Rangers under a new manager after he scored again in a 3-0 win over Dundee. His goals and overall top displays are coming amid speculations of a transfer to the Premier League with clubs like Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Brentford already been linked to him.
Watford may be flirting once again with relegation worries but their Nigeria star has been one of the best signings in the Premier League this season. He has now netted six goals and made as many assists. He was named Watford Player of the Month for November and his goal at Leicester City on an icy pitch was selected as Goal of the Month as well. He is also in the running for the Premier League Player of the Month. Dennis has most certainly turned his career around after it seemed to be heading to the doldrums in Belgium. Who can bet against him not featuring at the AFCON next month?
In the Bundesliga goals race, only Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland are ahead of Awoniyi, who fired his ninth goal in the 2-1 win over RB Leipzig. Should he maintain such superb form in front of goal, he will be another striker on the flight to Cameroon particularly with the uncertainties surrounding the availability of injured Victor Osimhen. He has already proved himself at U15, U17, U20 and U23 levels with Nigeria and ought to be handed his chance at full international level after his long-awaited debut in Lagos against Central African Republic last month.