Napoli celebrate Osimhen’s record breaking feat

Napoli have celebrated Victor Osimhen’s feat as the highest scoring Nigerian in the Italian top flight.

Osimhen eclipsed Simy Nwankwo’s previous mark of 31 after scoring in Napoli’s hard-fought 2-1 away win against Atalanta last weekend.

The 23-year-old now holds the record with 32 goals.

It is a remarkable achievement considering the variety of Nigerian strikers who have played in Serie A in the past.

Players like Obafemi Martins, Stephen Makinwa and Obinna Nsofor once played in the Italian top flight.

Napoli took to social media to celebrate their striker.

“@victorosimhen9’s goal against Atalanta at the weekend made him the highest scoring Nigerian in @SerieA_EN of all time! ForzaNapoliSempre”, the Serie A leader tweeted.

Osimhen, who has scored in his last four Serie A games for Napoli, will equal Arkadiusz Milik’s record if he registers another goal against Empoli today.

Milik was the last Napoli player to find the net for five consecutive games.

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