Custodian ThinkTank: Highest Goal Scorer

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Oluwamayowa Idowu: Gonzalo Higuain? I’m not even going to pretend this makes sense (Seeing as I predicted Argentina as a team to disappoint). I remember him scoring a hat trick in 2010 and think he could do something similar.

More sensibly, Thomas Muller. A sound choice. He’s got the likes of Mesut Özil, Toni Kroos and Mario Götze playing behind him and is one of the most ruthlessly efficient players around.

Folarin Gbenro: Ronaldo. The man is in the form of his career right now and would probably be raring to go. The fact that he can create himself in a team generally built around him makes him my pick.

Somto Mbah: Neymar. The level of performance he puts in for Brazil is incredible and I see him grabbing the headlines with his goals.

Tomi Idowu: Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo is going to carry the scoring load of the Portugal team as he always does. He’s going to be their first option going forward and I doubt he will disappoint. In his group the German defence might be the only one able to prevent him from scoring but nobody’s even going to dare putting bets on them to do that.

Emeka Nwani: The obvious pick here would be Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi but I am going for Gonzalo Higuain. 26 and at the peak of his powers, Higuain has a ruthless/selfish streak that will ensure he bags a lot of goals. Argentina are not in the most difficult group and one can imagine him scoring a bag full of goals against Iran. Coming off a great season for Napoli, Higuain will be full of confidence and ready to take the world by storm. Manager Alejandro Sabbella starts him regularly despite Argentina’s vast array of talents because he is deadly inside the penalty box. Messi and Aguero are undoubtedly better footballers but Higuain is the ultimate poacher in the game at this present time. As Messi occupies the defenders, El Pipita will get the space to do what he does best.

Michael Famoroti: Neymar: I still don’t quite think he is the second coming of Pele. But if Brazil are going to have a good world cup then Neymar will need to play well and score. A lot. Neither Mexico, Chile nor Cameroon are particularly known for their defensive solidity and I expect him to bag 3-4 goals in the group stages. These days you don’t need much more than that. (Still don’t know how Milan Baros was top scorer at Euro 2004). Neymar may not quite be able to seize the glory waiting for him but I expect him to give it a good go and plunder a number of goals on the way.

Demeyin Agbeyegbe: This is really a tricky category as in the last world cup I could not have possibly guessed any of the 3 players that scored 5 goals. This year however I will tip Ronaldo to score a lot of goals. Ditto for Messi and a certain Robin Van Persie. I will however give that title to Mr. Aguero. I think he has what it takes to fire Argentina really far into the latter stages. And with everyone so focused on Messi, it might just free up the space he needs to be as lethal as we know he can be .


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