Saturday, May 25, 2024

Osimhen Breaks African Serie A Record

Nigeria international victor Osimhen on Sunday became highest scoring African in Serie A history after netting Napoli’s only goal in their 1-0 win over Fiorentina at the Diego Maradona stadium.

Osimhen saw one penalty saved before scoring another as the champions marked their scudetto celebrations amid a carnival atmosphere.

The goal was his 23rd league of the season and his 47th in the league since his move in 2020.

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Osimhen’s 47th goal in serie a was also his first from the penalty spot.

The napoli striker claimed a slice of history with his game-winning strike, surpassing weah (46 goals) to become the highest-scoring african player in italian top-flight history.

The super eagles forward had equalled weah’s record for the highest african goalscorer in serie a with his massive goal against udinese on thursday which helped napoli to clinch their first serie a title in over three decades.

Having ended a 33-year wait to win Serie A on Thursday, Luciano Spalletti’s men were greeted by a jubilant crowd at the stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

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