Former Nigerian internationals, Emmanuel Amuneke and Garba Lawal, have urged Nigerians not to compare latest Super Eagles’ scoring sensation, Victor Osimhen to late Rashidi Yekini who scored 37 goals in 58 appearances for the country.
Osimhen (who currently plays for Lille) honed his skill under Amuneke and emerged the highest goal scorer at the 2015 FIFA Under 17 World Cup in Chile, where he scored 10 goals, a record at that level.
Despite his earlier troubles, the Lille striker has become the Eagles number one striker.
He scored three goals and provided two assist in the AFCON qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho, which prompted the comparison.
However, Amunike stated that it is too early to compare Osimhen to goal king, Yekini who scored Nigeria first World Cup goal at USA 1994.
Amuneke posited: “It will be too early to start comparing Osimhen with the late Rashid Yekini. He (Yekini) was a different player and he was someone who has done a lot for Nigeria.