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FIFA 23: Which Africans need a major ratings boost?

18:25 GMT+3 25/09/2022
FIFA23 Osimhen, Iwobi, Kudus
Which of the continent’s top stars can expect a major boost in their ratings when the new game is released?
  • Mohammed Kudus

    Kudus has enjoyed a meteoric rise in recent years, having had a relatively lowly rating of 67 as recently as FIFA20, when he was on the books of FC Nordsjaelland.

    In recent years, his stock has increased dramatically since he signed for Ajax, even though he had to push earlier this year to be a starter for the Dutch giants.

    Kudus headed into the international break having had a hand in seven goals in five games for Ajax, but will this run of form come too late to reflect his FIFA rating?

  • Victor Osimhen Napoli Liverpool 2022-23

    Victor Osimhen

    Osimhen had a rating of 80 on FIFA22, but he’s fully deserving of a rating increase in the new edition of the famous footballing franchise.

    He was influential last term as Napoli qualified for the Champions League, scoring 14 goals and prompting talk of a transfer to Manchester United.

    The striker’s improvement to a rating of 83 is fully deserved; could it have even been a little higher?

  •  Nigeria Alex Iwobi and Everton.

    Alex Iwobi

    Iwobi has been enjoying a great run of form under Frank Lampard at Everton, where he’s proved to be an influential figure in the Toffees’ escape from danger.

    The midfielder has been moved into the heart of the park by the ex-Chelsea talisman, where his work rate and ability to carry the ball forward have helped Everton enormously.

    Will he be rewarded by a ratings boost on FIFA?

  • Wilfried Singo Sampdoria Torino Serie A

    Wilfried SIngo

    Singo has enjoyed a remarkable rise to prominence at Torino, where he’s excelled in a right wing-back role over the last 12 months.

    Subsequently, he’s been rewarded with a remarkable 10-point increase in his FIFA ratings—one of three players on the game to have had such a leap in rating points—to take his overall score to 76 for the new edition of the FIFA franchise.

    The youngster now has a gold card, with a pace rating of 79 being his top attribute.

  • Samuel Chukwueze Villarreal

    Samuel Chukwueze

    Chukwueze caught the eye in La Liga last season, where he appears to be enjoying life at Villarreal under Unai Emery.

    The wideman had a hand in six goals in the top flight last term—despite some injury concerns—prompting yet more paper talk that he was destined for a high-profile transfer.

    Some may argue that he hasn’t progressed quite as had been hoped, but expect Chukwueze’s FIFA rating to improve.

    Gamers should have a lot of fun playing with this electric wideman.

  • Taiwo Awoniyi

    Taiwo Awoniyi

    It would be a major surprise if Awoniyi isn’t handed a significant ratings boost in the latest edition of FIFA. Could he even be pushing the 80-mark?

    The striker excelled at Union Berlin last term, registering 15 goals, as the minnows enjoyed a remarkable campaign in the top tier.

    He’s yet to truly translate that form to the Premier League after signing for Nottingham Forest, but will this make the FIFA creators hold off on a ratings rise?