Nigeria is a football crazy nation that has produced greats such as Jay-Jay Okocha and John Obi Mikel, who have shown the way for up and coming young players. Players from Nigeria are making their way into European teams based on their performance and dedication to the sport.
While there are loads of talented players, there are a few that have shone brightly in 2020.
The Top Scorers in the Nigerian Football Championship 2020
Many Nigerian players had a fantastic run in 2020 with great action and plenty of goals being the order of the day on the fields.
One player that stood out from the rest had to be, by far, Auwalu Ali Malam. He has scored an incredible 12 goals for his team, Kano Pillars, in 2020 and all at the tender age of 19. He scored both in NPFL and in the CAF Confederations Cup. His massive impact on the game in Nigeria could have something to do with his head coach, Ibrahim Musa, encouraging him to have a stronger focus in the final third of the game and finish strong.
The future looks set for the young Nigerian football star, and all eyes will be on him in the coming years on where he may land, including on some major European teams.
Which Nigerian Player Shone Worldwide
While youngster Auwalu Ali Malam was a runaway success nationally, a player who had massive success in the international football arena is Paul Onuachu. He holds a massive 17 goal haul for his team KRC Genk, making Nigeria proud. He also is taking part in the Belgium Golden Shoe battle and has racked up 19 goals in total this season so far. All eyes are on this superstar in 2021 to see how many times he strikes the nets!
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