The Nigerian striker has matched a George Weah report that was set in 2000
Victor Osimhen’s objective for Napoli in opposition to Udinese on Thursday implies that the Nigeria striker has matched a Serie A report that has stood for 23 years.
Though Sandi Lovric had given the hosts a thirteenth minute lead having been arrange by Nigeria prospect Future Udogie, nonetheless, the previous Lille striker ensured the showdown ended 1-1 inside Stadio Friuli together with his 52nd minute magnificence.
In netting in opposition to the White and Blacks, Osimhen equalled a feat solely achieved by African soccer nice George Weah with 46 objectives.
The Liberian attained that mark in 2000 throughout his time at Italian giants AC Milan. After a formidable spell with the Purple and Blacks, Weah went on mortgage at Chelsea earlier than becoming a member of Manchester Metropolis completely.
Whereas the 1995 Ballon d’Or winner recorded his mark in 114 matches, the Nigeria worldwide attained his Italian elite division mark in simply 81 appearances.
One other report that tumbled for Osimhen noticed him shatter Samuel Eto’o report being the very best scoring African ever in a single season.
Throughout the 2010-11 marketing campaign, the four-time African Participant of the 12 months scored 21 instances as Rafael Benitez’s Inter Milan completed second within the competitors.
With 22 objectives thus far, the Tremendous Eagle not solely overtook the Barcelona, but additionally keep in rivalry to assert the topscorer prize – though Lautaro Martinez will not be relenting with 19 strikes to his credit score.
Napoli have gained the Serie A diadem 33 years after their earlier Scudetto (April twenty ninth, 1990), solely AS Roma waited longer between two Serie A titles, 41 years since 1942 to 1983.