Super Eagles Striker Osimhen Gets Two Award Nominations In Italy

THE Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has enjoyed a successful 2022 banging in goals and creating assists for his teammates to make Napoli the darling of many on the continent.

Serie A leaders Napoli have nominated the Super Eagles striker for two awards – best club goal and assist – as the year 2022 draws to an end.

Osimhen is one of the five nominees for the best Napoli goal of 2022, alongside Giovanni Simeone, Piotr Zielinski, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, and Eljif Elmas.

The 23-year-old, one of Nigeria’s most prolific forwards over the past 12 months, netted 19 goals for Napoli this year across the UEFA Champions League and Italian Serie A.

But Osimhen’s stunning goal against Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma in October has been chosen as the pick of the lot.

With ten minutes left at the Stadio Olimpico, Osimhen received a looping ball from the middle, and outmuscled former Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, before firing a ferocious effort from a tight angle past Rui Patricio. It was the only goal of the fiercely-contested tie.

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