Nigeria striker Jerome Adam Akor could stake a claim for a starting role ahead of the of the FIFA U20 World Cup match with USA following his peerless display against Qatar, reports Futbalgalore.com.

The forward impressed as a substitute in the Flying Eagles’ convincing 4-0 win over Qatar on Friday night.

The Sogndal striker replaced Tijani Mohammed in the second half and did not take long to make an impact as he menaced the Qataris with his dangerous runs.

He went ahead to provide a beautiful assist to Aliu Salawudeen for the fourth goal against the Young Maroons.

Akor has not been a regular performer for the side but could now stake a claim for a starting role after impressing heavily on Friday.

The confidence of the Sogndal forward has soared ahead of the game against USA at the Bielsko-Biala Stadium on Monday night. Kickoff is 7:30pm.

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