“Not Lookman”: South African Captain Names Nigerian Player His Team Needs to Stop to Reach Final

“Not Lookman”: South African Captain Names Nigerian Player His Team Needs to Stop to Reach Final

  • South African captain Ronwen Williams has expressed his respect for Nigerian football star ahead of AFCON semi-final
  • In his post-match analysis, the skipper said it would be a special occasion to play against Victor Osimhen
  • Osimhen has a modest run with just a goal in the tournament so far, he is still considered a key player in the team

After leading his team to a thrilling victory in the quarter-finals, South African captain Ronwen Williams spoke highly of Victor Osimhen ahead of his team's clash with Nigeria in AFCON 2023.

In his post-match analysis, the skipper said it would be a special occasion to play against Osimhen, who was crowned the African Player of the Year.

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Osimhen has had a modest run with only one goal in the tournament. However, he is still regarded as a major player for the Super Eagles by many colleagues and experts.

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In the interview, Williams praised Osimhen’s pace, power, and finishing skills, and said he was looking forward to the challenge of stopping him in the semi-final.

He also expressed his respect for the Nigerian team as a whole, and said he expected a tough and exciting match.

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Osimhen declared fit to face South Africa

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Osimhen was declared fit to face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

Osimhen, who is the Super Eagles of Nigeria's biggest threat in attack, had been a doubt for the AFCON 2023 semifinal match.

But going by a fresh update via the official X handle of the Super Eagles on Tuesday evening, February 6, the Napoli striker has joined the team in Bouaké and trained with the squad.

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Similarly, the chairman of Sporting Lagos FC, Godwin Enakhena, shared a 28-second video of Osimhen training in Bouaké.

Nigeria is hoping to win the tournament for the fourth time. The country last won the AFCON in 2013.

The team emerged emerged second behind Equatorial Guinea with seven points in Group A that had host Ivory Coast and Guinea-Bissau.

The team also defeated Cameroon in the round of 16 before outwitting Angola in the quarter-final to book a place in the semi-final.

Source: Legit.ng

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