Chuba Akpom, the Middlesbrough striker, scored a goal in their recent Championship game against Huddersfield Town, sending a clear message to Jose Peseiro, the Super Eagles coach, who had left him out of Nigeria’s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers. Akpom, who has been in impressive form this season, has been one of the best players in England’s second division, scoring 25 goals in the league. Peseiro had previously stated that he didn’t rate the former Arsenal player, but Akpom’s recent performances suggest otherwise.
Despite Akpom’s goal, Middlesbrough suffered a defeat against Huddersfield, who scored four goals in the second half. Marcus Forss gave Boro the lead just before half-time, but Huddersfield quickly equalized and then went on to score three more goals. Akpom’s goal, which came in the 74th minute, was not enough to salvage a point for Middlesbrough. The result has left Boro nine points behind Sheffield United in the race for the second automatic promotion spot.
In conclusion, Chuba Akpom’s goal-scoring form this season has been impressive, and he has once again shown his value to Middlesbrough. Despite being overlooked by Peseiro, Akpom has proven that he is a top-class striker in the Championship. However, his goal was not enough to secure a win for Middlesbrough in their recent game against Huddersfield, leaving them with a significant gap to close in the promotion race.