Victor Osimhen, freshly crowned as the 2023 CAF Men’s Player of the Year, showcased his prowess on the field by scoring a pivotal goal for SSC Napoli in a UEFA Champions League clash against Braga, MySportDab reports.
The Nigerian striker played a crucial role in securing a convincing 2-0 victory for Napoli, contributing to the team’s success in the Round 6 Group C encounter.
From the early minutes of the match, Napoli dominated, establishing their lead in the 9th minute with an own goal from Braga’s Serdar Saartci. Osimhen, renowned for his attacking skills, continued to make his presence felt on the pitch.
In the 33rd minute, he further demonstrated his goal-scoring abilities by finding the back of the net, doubling Napoli’s lead and sealing a comfortable win.
This victory ensured SSC Napoli’s advancement to the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League, securing a second-place finish in Group C.
Osimhen’s stellar performance served as a testament to his consistent excellence, coming just a day after he was honored as the African Footballer of the Year at the prestigious 2023 CAF Awards.
As Napoli progresses in the Champions League, Osimhen’s form and impact will be instrumental to the team’s aspirations in the knockout stages.
The Nigerian striker continues to stand out as one of Africa’s premier football talents, making headlines not only for his individual accolades but also for his significant contributions to both club and country.
With Osimhen in peak form, Napoli and fans alike will be eager to see how far his talent can propel the team in the prestigious European competition.