Akor Adams making strong case for AFCON berth

Akor Adams making strong case for AFCON berth

Most goals after Mbappe: Akor Adams making strong case for AFCON berth
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Montpellier and Nigeria striker Akor Adams, who has been one of the shining lights in Ligue 1 this season, is quietly making a case for himself ahead of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire.

Adams only joined Montpellier from Norwegian side Lillestrøm in the summer. The French side reportedly paid €4.50 million for Adams, who had joined Lillestrøm on a free transfer in January 2022 after leaving Sogndal.

The 23-year-old, who is the top-scoring Nigeria forward in the French top division with five goals, could be putting himself into the conversation ahead of the continental showpiece.

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Akor Adams targets AFCON spot with Super Eagles

The Montpellier forward has revealed his desire to be a part of the Super Eagles squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Nigeria are one of the favourites to beat the rest of Africa to the continental title early next year, and the Kogi-born attacker is keen to be there. 

“The target is simple – score more goals with my club before the end of the year that it will be impossible for the Super Eagles to continue to overlook me going into the AFCON,” Adams said.

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