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.