Premier League pundit, Ian Wright laments new Nigerian prodigy, Emmanuel Dennis’ release for Afcon

Arsenal icon Ian Wright has highlighted the importance of Emmanuel Dennis to the Watford side after the red-hot striker scored again in a 4-1 loss to West Ham United in a Premier League clash at Vicarage Road on Tuesday evening.

Four minutes into the contest, the number 25 fired a rising shot into the top corner to break the deadlock after evading the challenge of Craig Dawson.

With his strike against the Hammers, the Nigeria international has been directly involved in ten goals in his last eight Premier League games for the Hornets (six goals, four assists), having a hand in 66.7 percent of the goals Watford have scored in these games.

Statistically, those numbers clearly show Dennis’ importance to Watford, who could be without their talisman for at least three matches in the coming weeks.

Dennis has been named on the Nigeria roster for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations and has just one more game to play for Watford before reporting for international duty in Abuja.

Speaking on Premier League Productions’ Premier League Wrap, Wright said : “At the start Tim Sherwood mentioned that Dennis is the one if anything could happen it’s probably going to come from him.

“That’s beautifully taken, composure, he’s not rushing that.

“He’s going to be sorely missed when he goes to the AFCON because that’s exactly what Watford need”

Dennis has emerged as one of the bargain signings of the summer transfer window, with Watford paying four million euros to Club Brugge to sign the striker.

1 Comment on this Post

  1. Mr Nicholas Basil Nkwocha

    Keep up the good work Mr Kunle Solaja. It is a healthy development to see names of unravelled talents surfacing on the Nigeria lists of invited players. About time call up to the national team is based on form and not silly sentiments. How it took Nigeria to get rid of Rohr beats my imagination. It calls for review of those who employs our technical crew.


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