With the news that Nigeria’s most in-form striker, Odion Ighalo, will miss AFCON 2021, the Super Eagles will have to rely on Odion Ighalo, Sadiq Umar, Peter Olayinka, and Taiwo Awoniyi for goals.
The absences of these two strikers have also narrowed the field of players who could win the Golden Boot award. As a result, in the absence of Emmanuel Dennis and Victor Osimhen, this article has compiled a list of three players who could win the Golden Boot award.
AFCON 2022 Golden Boot: The 3 Likely Winners’
1. Taiwo Awoniyi
With the departure of two key members of the team, the Union Berlin striker would finally have a chance to lead Nigeria’s attack. Taiwo Awoniyi is currently one of Germany’s leading goal scorers.
2. Mohammed Salah
The Liverpool target man is expected to replicate his English Premier League form at the 2021 AFCON. With Osimhen and Dennis out of the tournament, every pundit expect Salah to win the top scorer award.
3. Sebastian Haller
Haller, the Ivorian forward, may win the Golden Boot award in 2021 as a result of his outstanding performance at Ajax. Haller, like Mohamed Salah, is the top goal scorer in the Dutch league.