Nigerian football sensation Victor Osimhen has achieved a monumental feat, notching up his 100th professional career goal while donning the Napoli jersey, MySportDab reports.
The Super Eagles forward exhibited his prowess during Napoli’s clash against Sassuolo at the iconic Diego Maradona Stadium.
The encounter marked Napoli’s second Serie A league match of the season, and they were determined to capitalize on the momentum gained from their previous victory against Frosinone.
Osimhen, who had already shown his mettle by netting a brace against Frosinone, displayed unshakable confidence as he calmly converted a penalty in the 17th minute.
The historic moment unfolded after a VAR-assisted review deemed a foul on Matteo Politano inside the penalty area.
Osimhen’s poised left-footed strike found the back of the net, etching his name into the annals of football history with his 100th club goal.
Under the astute leadership of Rudi Garcia, Osimhen’s star has continued to rise, cementing his position as a force to be reckoned with on the field.
The 24-year-old’s journey to this remarkable milestone has been nothing short of impressive. Across his professional career, Osimhen had showcased his goal-scoring prowess with 99 goals in 192 appearances.
Notably, his time with Napoli has seen him contribute a staggering 61 goals in 102 matches, leaving a lasting impact on the Italian football scene.
Osimhen’s football odyssey has taken him across Europe, with significant stints in France and Belgium. During his tenure with Lille in France’s Ligue 1, he found the net 18 times in 38 appearances.
His time with RSC Charleroi in Belgium yielded an impressive 20 goals in 36 games, further solidifying his reputation as a prolific striker.
As Napoli’s journey in the Serie A unfolds, Osimhen’s exceptional form and goal-scoring prowess will undoubtedly be a cornerstone of their ambitions.
The Gli Azzurri, led by their indomitable forward, aim to maintain their upward trajectory and secure victory by adding more goals to their ever-growing tally.