Osimhen Closes In On Another Serie A Record


Victor Osimhen’s wait to add another feather to his cap, ending a 14-year wait in the Italian Serie A which has seen the Capocannoniere/Paolo Rossi award winners emerge from the Scudetto-winning champions, has stalled further.

The last recipient of the award was Zlatan Ibrahimovic during his time at Inter Milan, when the club won the Serie A title in 2009 and such a feat has not been repeated by any striker since.



Osimhen played in Napoli’s 2-0 loss to Monza and missed the opportunity to increase his tally for the season, and further cement his place at the summit of the Serie A net busters list.

The Forward leads the pack but with his closest challenger, Lautaro Martinez, seeming to have picked up form, he is only three goals away from catching up.

If the Nigerian wins the award, which has been renamed from the Capocannoniere to the Paolo Rossi award, it will be another record broken for him, after only recently surpassing Africa’s only Balon d’Or winner, George Weah, as the highest scoring African in the league’s history and has surpassed Samuel Eto’o’s earlier mark for the most goals scored by an African player in a Serie A season.

Osimhen and Lautaro Martinez both have three games to prove their mettle as the deserving winners of the award and would do all they can to pick up the coveted award at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Napoli manager, Luciano Spaletti has vowed to help Osimhen win the award.


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