Emmanuel Emenike may not have scored at the World Cup, but few African forwards (if any) made such a visceral impact.
The Super Eagles hitman was in devastating form against Bosnia-Herzegovina, demonstrating both his strength and his pace, as well as his relentless desire to run the channels and harass the opposition led to Peter Odemwingie’s winner.
He also averaged 2.3 key passes-per-game at the World Cup, putting him firmly inside the competition’s top 30 players.
For Fenerbahce, he scored 12 goals in 28 appearances last term, also contributing nine assists. Such numbers have led to reported interest from the likes of Everton and Chelsea.
Emenike is certainly a worthy successor to Nigeria’s great forwards of the past.