In a dazzling display of skill and precision, Napoli’s lethal striker, Victor Osimhen, has catapulted himself into the fourth position on Nigeria’s prestigious all-time top scorers’ list. The footballing sensation secured this remarkable achievement by netting a scintillating hat-trick during the Super Eagles’ emphatic 6-0 victory over Sao Tome and Principe in the final showdown of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series.
Osimhen’s three-goal heroics were complemented by the striking prowess of his teammates Taiwo Awoniyi, Ademola Lookman, and Samuel Chukwueze, as they collectively decimated their opponents on the field.
With this breathtaking performance, Victor Osimhen now boasts an impressive tally of 20 goals from just 27 matches representing the national team. While celebrating this milestone, it’s important to note that Osimhen finds himself in illustrious company, trailing only behind the legendary Rashidi Yekini, Segun Odegbami, and Yakubu Aiyegbeni in the all-time rankings.
Here’s a glimpse of Nigeria’s top 10 all-time leading scorers:
Rashidi Yekini – 37 Goals in 58 Caps
Segun Odegbami – 23 Goals in 46 Caps
Yakubu Aiyegbeni – 21 Goals in 57 Caps
Victor Osimhen – 20 Goals in 27 Caps
Ikechukwu Uche – 19 Goals in 46 Caps
Obafemi Martins – 18 Goals in 42 Caps
Sunday Oyarekhu – 17 Goals in 28 Caps
Samson Siasia – 16 Goals in 51 Caps
Odion Jude Ighalo – 16 Goals in 37 Caps
Ahmed Musa – 16 Goals in 107 Caps
Victor Osimhen’s meteoric rise up this esteemed chart underscores his immense talent and potential as a footballing icon for both Napoli and Nigeria. As he continues to dazzle fans with his scoring prowess, there’s no doubt that Osimhen is destined for even greater heights in the world of football.