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Excessive pressure worked against Osimhen, says Peseiro



Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen was touted to be the star man at the two matches Nigeria played against Guinea Bissau in Abuja and Bissau.

But the in-form striker failed to score in both matches even though he created many scoring opportunities. Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro in a an interview with the team’s media officer defended the striker.

He described him as not just the best striker in Europe at the moment, but the best in the world.

He said that Osimhen did not score against Guinea Bissau owing to the heavy responsibility attached to his current status.

Peseiro said that fans and teammates alike all expected him to score and that has put heavy pressure on Osimhen.


“I am working to relief him of  the pressure”, the coach said.  

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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