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Nigeria 6-0 Sao Tome: Osimhen Surpasses Obafemi Martins And Ikechukwu Uche On Nigeria’s Goalscoring Chart After Hat-Trick

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen on Sunday reached a new milestone.
He has now surpassed former Super Eagles strikers Obafemi Martins and Ikechukwu Uche on Nigeria’s goalscoring chart after scoring a hat-trick in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sao Tome and Principe in Uyo on Sunday, September 10.
Victor Osimhen equaled Obafemi Martins’s 18 goals for Nigeria after his first-half strike and then in the second half through a penalty, he equaled Ikechukwu Uche on 19 goals.
The match ended 6-0.
Osimhen scored the first goal of the match in the 14th minute before Ademola Lookman’s goal made it two to end the first half, 2-0.
Nottingham Forest striker, Taiwo Awoniyi scored his goal just after resumption of proceedings with an acrobatic kick to make it three, with Nigeria unleashing the floodgates afterwards.
After some nice interchangeable play, Osimhen won and converted a penalty, and then substitute Samuel Chukwueze provided an assist which completed Osimhen’s hat-trick.
Chukwueze then scored in the final minutes with an assist from Victor Boniface to wrap the victory.
The victory ensures Nigeria wins the group with 15 points.
Osimhen has surpassed former Liberia striker George Weah as the African with the highest number of goals in the Italian League top-flight history.
Last season, Victor Osimhen helped Napoli to its first league title in 33 years claiming the Serie A top-scorer Award.
Osimhen has now scored 20 goals with the senior national, drawing him closer to Yakubu Aiyegbeni.
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Osimhen Equals Obafemi Martins’ Champions League Record

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen has reached a new milestone in Champions League.

He has now equaled Obafemi Martins’ record for the most goals scored by a Nigerian in a UEFA Champions League campaign.

Osimhen reached the feat after his dying minute’s equaliser in Napoli’s 1-1 draw against AC Milan in the second leg of their UCL quarter-final clash on Tuesday.

Obafemi Martins netted first time for another Italian side, Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League in the 2004/2005 campaign.

Osimhen’s impressive performances have been crucial for Napoli in their quest for European glory this season.

Meanwhile, despite Osimhen’s record-equaling goal, his club were eliminated from the Champions League by their Italian rivals and seven-time winners, AC Milan.

Milan came into the game with a goal advantage from the first leg at San Siro. Rossoneri doubled their advantage 43 minutes into the second leg in Naples, thanks to Olivier Giroud who missed a penalty.

Napoli struggled against the disciplined-Milan defence with winger Khivcha Kwaratskhelia also missing an important penalty in the second half.

Osimhen’s last-minute header was not enough to lead Napoli to victory.

With Napoli out of the Champions League, Osimhen and the club will focus on the Italian Serie A where they currently hold a 14 points advantage.