Former assistant coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Nabil Trabelsi say Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze is the third best player in Africa.
The duo worked together when Nabil was assisting former coach Gernot Rohr who was sacked despite helping Nigeria qualify for the World Cup play off.
Speaking ahead of the start of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, Nabli said only the duo of Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah can be said to be better than the Nigeria international. He said he calls Chukwueze African Messi.
” Samuel is one of the best players in dribbling. I like to call him Africa’s Messi, which is the title he loves,” he told Filgoal.
“He is one of the best players in the continent after Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane and the great players.
“He suffered an injury during the current season with Villarreal that kept him away from his team for a long time, but he returned again. He will come back better in the future”, he concluded.