Super Eagles legend Jay Jay Okocha has explained why Nigeria tends to produce more talented strikers than defenders and goalkeepers.
Jay Jay Okocha has noted that the current crop of talent bursting through for Nigeria is populated with more offensive players, than defensive.
Jay Jay Okocha on why Nigeria produces strikers like Osimhen and not top defenders
Speaking at a Bundesliga media round table, Okocha shared his perspective on Nigeria's prowess in cultivating successful strikers,
“I will say football is part of our culture in Nigeria. And every kid in Nigeria wants to be a goalscorer.
They want to be noticed. They realized that maybe the offensive midfielders, players, and strikers are the ones that get noticed more than defenders. And maybe because of nature.
Also, the fans might have a hand in it, because we don’t forgive defenders if they score an own goal but we can forgive strikers.” he added.