Nigeria's struggles in scoring goals continued with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau in their final group game at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
Despite having talented players like Victor Osimhen, Ademola Lookman, Paul Onuachu, and Samuel Chukwueze, the team, coached by Jose Peseiro, has only managed five goals in six matches during the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, raising questions about their offensive performance.
The finishing has been lacking despite numerous chances created at the AFCON, with only three goals in the group stage.
One was scored by Osimhen, another from a penalty by Troost-Ekong, and an own goal gifted by Opa Sangante in the match against Guinea-Bissau.
Lookman emphasizes the need for the Super Eagles to improve their attack, acknowledging that, although they've secured wins, there's room for improvement.
Atalanta striker Lookman, who has gone seven matches without finding the back of the net for the Super Eagles, stressed the importance of the players working together to make the attack more effective. "Two wins from three games, I think we defend well and win games," Lookman told reporters after Nigeria's win versus Guinea-Bissau. He hopes to end his goal drought in the upcoming round of 16 clash against the Indomitable Lions.