Super Eagles lost to 118th ranked FIFA team, Guinea Bissau, 1-0 at the National Stadium, Abuja and a strike duo of Osimhen and Onuachu could not do anything to stop it.

The team struggled to convert multiple chances that fell to them on a platter and suffered for it as Guinea Bissau punished them with a long ball that split the defense.

Peseiro lined up the Super Eagles in a 4-3-3 formation with Osimhen leading the line and Lookman and Chukwueze operating through the flank.

In the midfield, Ndidi was the defensive midfielder while Iwobi and Iheanacho were more attacking with the Leicester number 14 almost behind the striker.

Despite playing well and dominating the first half hour, Nigeria couldn’t score and at the end of the first half Guinea Bissau lead by 1-0.

At the start of the second half, Peseiro replaced Iheanacho and Lookman with Paul Onuachu and Moses Simon respectively.

With Nigeria now playing a 4-4-2, Osimhen and Onuachu lead the attack. Unfortunately. both players seem to be incompatible.

This was evident as both strikers couldn’t synergize, hindering each other game play.

Osimhen has been known to flourish as a single center forward with wingers on the flank as evident in the Napoli team where he has scored 21 Seria A goals.

The addition of Paul Onuachu who also has good aerial prowess impeded Victor Osimhen flight with both players contesting for the same ball.

The decision to play two center forward without synergy cost the team in the second half with obvious frustration on Victor Osimhen especially in the last quarter of the game.

It is preferable that an outright center forward is played alongside a supporting striker like Kelechi Iheanacho, Joe Aribo or Ademola Lookman (when not on the flanks) or in some cases a much different kind of striker like Terem Moffi.