Ejuke showcases Okocha-like ability in Belgium: Time to replace subpar Chukwueze?

Ejuke did not make Nigeria’s AFCON squad, but he has been balling for Antwerp all season

Super Eagles forward Chidera Ejuke has been having a brilliant campaign for Belgium Jupiler League side Royal Antwerp and is showing signs of the nimble-footed forward that set the Russian League alight two seasons ago.

Soccernet.ng reports that the 26-year-old forward has registered three goals and three assists in 19 league games for Antwerp. Ejuke has also registered 2.6 assists per game for Antwerp.

In Antwerp’s last Jupiler League game against St. Truiden, the Nigerian forward had a goal and an assist to help his side to victory.


🤤 | Chidera Ejuke a dribblé toute l’équipe du STVV ce dimanche. 🫢🔥 pic.twitter.com/sL9Ipq15X1

— Eleven Belgium (FR) (@ElevenBeFR) March 5, 2024

With the level that Ejuke is playing at, he clearly deserves to be in the Super Eagles squad. AC Milan star Samuel Chukwueze, who has struggled with form but constantly picked for the national team, needs to take a backseat because he has hardly offered anything in recent years. This season, Chukwueze has only managed one assist in 15 Serie A appearances. Even his dribbling, which he is famed for, has been low this season, as he has only made 0.8 dribbles per game.

From all indications, Ejuke has the upper hand, and his form has been on the uptrend. If he continues with his performance, there is a high chance that Antwerp will try to sign him permanently. But if Antwerp do not sign him, Ejuke will be sure to have many suitors.

Chukwueze’s future, on the other hand, is in the balance. If he continues like this, Milan could decide to send him out on loan, or he could be sold if he does not perform next season.

The next Super Eagles coach is unknown, but one thing that could show if the next coach really knows his onions is the Chukwueze or Ejuke decision.

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