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Osimhen Wins Serie A Highest Goal Scorer Award



Nigerian professional footballer, Victor Osimhen, has won the highest goal scorer award in Italian Serie A.

The Super Eagles star cemented his name in the history books as the first African to be crowned the award and also the first player to have combined such with the Scudetto since 2009.

Records also showed that Osimhen is the fourth Napoli player to win the award, joining the league of legendary Diego Maradona and Edison Cavani and Gonzalo Higuain. Napoli won the Scudetto for the first time in 33 years.

For the latest award, Osimhen’s closest rival is Inter Milan striker, Lautaro Martinez, who was quite unfortunate in the club’s victory against Torino last Saturday night.

Martinez is on 21 goals and cannot go beyond that tally, while Osimhen is too far out in front on 25 goals.

Former Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the last player to combine both the Scudetto and the top scorer award for Inter Milan in 2008/09.

The 24-year-old Nigerian International remained open about his future.

After being awarded the Capocannoniere for scoring the most Serie A goals this season, he told DAZN: ‘I don’t know, the President has to decide that.

‘I love the people of Napoli, they have shown me so much love. For me, I don’t mind, the president decides and I will just go with the flow.’

‘I appreciate the Neapolitans a lot, they deserve this and hopefully we’ll have many more trophies to come.’

On his top scorer award, Osimhen added: ‘It’s amazing feeling for me, I won the Scudetto, which is the most important thing in my career so far.

‘I am grateful to God for this season, for my teammates, my family, for the Neapolitans and they deserve all of this,’

‘This season has been brilliant for me, my teammates and the Neapolitans. I think I’ve done so well this season and deserve every good thing I’ve got, but I feel motivated to do even more next season.’

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