Former Nigerian international, Emmanuel Egbo has revealed that Super Eagles duo of Victor Osimhen and Victor Boniface are the only players playing regular football in Europe’s top flight league.
Recall that Osimhen, who is currently nursing an injury, has been in fine goal scoring form for Napoli in the Serie A while Boniface has been painting the Bundesliga with goals for Bayer Leverkusen.
However, in an interview with TribalFootball, Egbo, who won the Albania’s 2019/20 Super Lig championship and also qualified the team Champions League qualifiers with FK Tirana as a manager, admitted that it’s a struggle to name more than only handful of players capable of playing for Europe’s biggest clubs.
“In contrast to the past now you can mention only a few Nigerian players who play in Europe like Victor Osimhen or Victor Boniface. The others simply do not play in strong teams.
“During my time we had players playing for teams like Arsenal, PSG, Chelsea, etc. This also will impact on the performances of our national team. We have only two players like Osimhen and Boniface who are playing regularly and doing a great job with Napoli and Bayern Leverkusen.”
Egbo has made several appearances for the full Nigeria national football team. He was a member of the Nigeria squad at the 2000 and 2002 African Cup of Nations.
Egbo previously played for NITEL Vasco Enugu, NEPA Lagos and Julius Berger in the Nigeria Premier League, for Moroka Swallows in the South African Premier Soccer League, for El-Masry in the Egyptian Premier League, and for KF Tirana and Bylis Ballsh in the Albanian Superliga.