Osimhen Equals George Weah’s Serie A Record With Goal For Napoli In Win Over Sampdoria

Osimhen Equals George Weah’s Serie A Record With Goal For Napoli In Win Over Sampdoria

Nigeria international forward Victor Osimhen went into the record books when he scored the first goal for Napoli in their 2-0 win over Sampdoria in the Italian Serie A.

Napoli suffered their first defeat of the season when they lost 0-1 to Inter Milan four days ago and needed to respond to keep their lead at the top as secured as it was before the World Cup. They wasted no time flying off the block.

Osimhen was the quickest to react to an in-swinger in the 19th minute, as he diverted the ball for what was his tenth goal of the Serie A campaign this season. Eljif Elmas ensured the three points are safe with a goal from the spot eight minutes from time.

However it was Osimhen’s opening goal that was recorded in the history books as he equals George Weah’s record of ten goals in three different Serie A seasons consecutively. They are presently the only ones from Africa to achieve that feat.

Former Africa player of the year and also World Player of the year Weah achieved his feat in 1995/1996, 1996/1997 and 1997/1998 seasons respectively. Osimhen has equalled it three years into his five year deal at the club as he has scored at least ten goals in his stay at the club in three consecutive seasons.

Full Story: https://www.owngoalnigeria.com/2023/01/08/osimhen-equals-george-weahs-serie-a-record-with-goal-for-napoli-in-win-over-sampdoria/
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