- The race to qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations tourney continues this weekend
- Super Eagles travel to the FNB Stadium to battle Stuart Baxter's men for superiority in their group
- Gernot Rohr will be hoping to find a perfect replacement for Ighalo who has been ruled out of the game due to injury
Nigeria battle South Africa in their 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier this weekend at the FNB Stadium.
The Bafana Bafana won the reverse fixture in Uyo last year with Percy Tau and Tokelo Rantie scoring the goals that handed the victory over the Super Eagles.
However, coach Gernot Rohr might be going through selection headache after the withdrawal of China base Odion Ighalo due to injury.
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The former Watford striker was replaced by Galatasaray forward Henry Onyekuru for the crunch battle between the two rivals.
And with the absence of the Chanchun Yatai attacker, the question remains who leads the attack for Nigeria against Stuart Baxter's men this weekend.
Below are four strikers who are in contention to start in Super Eagles attack against South Africa.
1. Isaac Success:
The 22-year-old has featured in all 12 matches for his Premier League side this season with just one goal credited to him.
This however could be blamed over the limited playing time he gets at the Vicarage Road, however, the former Flying Eagles star ticks all the quality of a good striker.
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He sure will fit in well perfectly into Ighalo's shoes if given the green light by the head coach of the team.
2. Kelechi Iheanacho:
The 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup winner and most valuable player has been an integral part of the Super Eagles team.
He scored twice during the 2018 World Cup qualifying process and has also netted once in 11 Premier League matches for Leicester City.
Though, he is not a no 9, but could be used as a false nine for the game - provided his lack of pace will be taken care of.
3. Victor Osimhen
The 19-year-old striker might be given his first competitive start for his country's national team against Stuart Baxter's men.
He currently plays for Belgian side Charleroi where he has scored five times and created an assist in ten matches.
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With his height and his youthfulness, the 2015 FIFA U17 highest goals scorer might be a good option for the Eagles - knowing well that his inclusion will be a surprise for the opponents.
4. Henry Onyekuru
The Everton star is currently on a season long loan deal with Galatasaray and has scored four goals in ten appearances so far in the Belgian League.
He came in as a substitute in Nigeria's 4-0 win over Libya last month in their Group E AFCON clash but squandered some begging chances.
His redemption came when he assisted Samuel Kalu for the superb curvy long range shot that sealed the win for three time African kings in the game.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria face South Africa in a fight to qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations championship on Saturday, November 17.
The Super Eagles who have missed the last two editions of the African Cup of Nations are currently topping Group E with 9 points after four games played in the qualifiers.
South Africa are occupying second position on the standings with 8 points after the same number of matches played so far.
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