Paul Onuachu has begun to show what he is capable of with the Super Eagles after two great strikes as Victor Osimhen carried his hot form with the national team to score again for Napoli.
5. William Ekong
The Super Eagles looks set to be back playing top-flight league football again after he curiously quit the Italian Serie A to join Watford in the English Championship. Watford look good for an instant return to the Premier League and the Eagles stand-in skipper has played a big part in this commendable campaign. He was Man of the Match as Watford stopped Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 to stay in touch with table toppers Norwich City and within the bracket for automatic promotion to the English top league.
The Chelsea loanee returned to the starting XI for Spartak Moscow to record an important 3-2 win at Rostov and stay within striking distance of defending champions Zenit Saints Petersburg. He also scored his third goal in the Russian league. Will he make his loan move a permanent one at the end of the season? It will largely depend on him.
3. Simeon Nwankwo
Crotone remain rock bottom of Serie A and doomed for a quick return to Serie B, but their Nigeria striker has been firing on all cylinders with his latest exploits being a brace at Napoli to take his tally this season to an impressive 15 goals. He has proved beyond doubt that he can score goals whether in Serie B, where he made history as the first African to be crowned Goal King, or the Serie A. The poser is whether one of the bigger clubs will bring out the big cheque book and snap him from Crotone, where he still has many years left on his contract.
He was Man of the Match with a well-taken strike when the Super Eagles beat Lesotho 3-0 in a comfortable home win to conclude a successful qualifying campaign to the AFCON in Cameroon. He carried on this form back in Italy with his fourth goal in Serie A as Napoli bounced back to top reckoning with a 4-3 win over Crotone.
The Genk giant striker used the AFCON qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho to underline his class for the national team after what he has so far achieved in Belgium, where he has scored 25 goals in the league. He was match winner in Benin, before he fired a cracker to dump Lesotho in Lagos. He has now scored three goals in 10 appearances for Nigeria and a lot more will be expected of him as he shifts focus to rattling in more goals for his club.