Chelsea star Victor Moses announced his retirement from the Super Eagles recently leaving many football fans wondering just how much he would be missed and who if any player would be able to fill the gapping void left by the dazzling winger
We highlight not one but seven possible contenders who could aptly fit in the role
7) Isaac success
Success may have fallen out of reckoning for now but the player still remains an option.
On his day when and when he is in form the 22 year old Watford forward can be deadly
Capable of playing from the flanks though not an out and out winger Success is potent with an eye for goal direct pacy skillful n powerful.
It’s a plus he is back at Watford and getting cameos in games thus regaining his confidence
6) Emmanuel Dennis Bonaventure
An electrifying 20 year old winger once described as the Nigerian Neymar and for good reason too
Shares attributes with the Brazilian super star in pace, exquisite skill, superb dribbling abilities and close ball control plus an uncanny knack for goals
Slowed a little now no thanks in part to injuries but made such an impact when he first joined Brugge scoring that clubs like Man U & Borrusia Dortmund took notice
Could still improve a little in his positional awareness
Has now also been played as a wingback by his coach and to good effect with makes him ideal to fill in for the Chelsea man
5) Sarenren Bazee
The 22 year German born forward was once regarded as one of the finest young talents in Germany
Can play on either flanks or in a role behind the main striker from which he easily notches up assists for his team
A fast and skillful player who can break down opposing defenses and make the difference for his team
His only bane has been his recurring Injury problems
4) Arnaut Groeneveld Danjuma
When a player is rendered to by the Dutch press as the Nigerian Robben you know you’re looking at a wing wizard.
What makes Danjuma a perfect fit is his ability to play either up front as an out n out winger or as a wingback like Moses was.
The 21 year old is blessed with amazing speed, vision and exquisite dribbling skills, a player that takes on and beats opponents with ease
Danjuma in any team will score goals (something he has shown he can do with ease) or create goals
3) Ademola Lookman
The 20 year old English youth International is a gem of a player
Out of all we’ve listed he is one that has actually been compared to Victor Moses albeit by the English press
Shares a lot with Moses, a natural winger spectacular on the ball, his dribbling and his direct movement a problem for defenders and an astute eye for goal
Contributed five goals and three assists in just 576 minutes of Bundesliga action last season
Only problem; He hasn’t committed to Nigeria yet
2) Samuel Kalu
21 year old Bordeaux no 10 Samuel Kalu has received official endorsement as the man most likely to fill Victor Moses shoes from non other than coach Gernot rohr.
Arguable the most natural winger of the lot and possibly the best at crossing the ball
Kalu currently if only slightly still lacks Moses drive and cutting edge.
While adept at both flanks he is even more at home in the right
1) Henry Onyekuru
A deadly forward.
Henry Onyekuru is the most lethal forward of the lot and what makes it more amazing is that he contributes these goals playing at times from the flanks
A proven goalscorer, Led the scoring charts in Belgium and has hit the ground running now in Turkey where he is on loan from Everton
The 21 year old is more of a centre forward but equally adept n deadly playing from the flanks especially on the left where moses thrived
A player whos playing style is actually quite similar to that of his more popular namesake Arsenal legend Henry, Onyekuru also glides past defenders from the left with his skill and pace
He is also blessed with phenominal dribbling skills
1st choice on our list