The counter for Victor Osimhen goals this season has started, exciting fans of the Super Eagles and fans of reigning Italian champions, Napoli.
His club, Napoli, made an offensive social media post after the 24-year-old striker missed a penalty in their matchday 5 fixture in the 2023/24 Italian Serie A season against Bologna. The situation led to the player removing every likeness of Napoli from his social media and the player’s agent threatening legal action over the racist incident.
The striker, meanwhile, has continued to deliver the goals despite the off-field incident.
Here is a breakdown of all of Victor Osimhen goals this season.
🚨 🇳🇬 Napoli have officially parted company with social media executive Alessio Fortino following the backlash of the Victor Osimhen-themed TikToks recently posted to the club’s social media page.
He worked with the club for 2 and half years. He personally wasn't the one that… pic.twitter.com/V3YHGqciHu
— Football Fans Tribe 🇳🇬 ⚽ (@FansTribeHQ) October 1, 2023
Victor Osimhen goals this season – can they inspire Napoli to title defence?
Controversy aside, Osimhen has enjoyed a stellar 2023. This was highlighted by his role in helping Napoli win their first Serie A title in 33 years.
He has bagged 14 goals away from the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in 2023 as of 1 October 2023, making him the most prolific striker away from home in the top five leagues of Europe. This means he is more dangerous than the likes of Harry Kane, Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe.
In 2023 no player has scored more away goals in the top five European leagues than Victor Osimhen (14). pic.twitter.com/Vh8mVXUHxf
— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) October 1, 2023
The former LOSC Lille man is also the most in-form striker in Italy but at the moment, his Capocannoniere is being challenged by Lautaro Martinez, who came second to him in the 2022/23 season top scorer race.
The Argentine came off the bench at the weekend to score four goals for Inter Milan as they thrashed Salernitana away from home to hold on to the top spot. Osimhen also came off the bench but only contributed one goal to Napoli’s 4-0 victory away at Lecce. That was Osimhen’s second goal in as many matches after a goal drought that lasted five games.
Napoli are now third in the Italian Serie A as of 1 October 2023, four points away from the Milan clubs who occupy first (Inter) and second (AC Milan) places. As the Super Eagles ace continues to pour his energy into delivering the goals and holding on to his Capocannoniere award, it is a possibility that Victor Osimhen goals this season can lead the Partenopei to a title defence.
Victor Osimhen goals for Super Eagles this season
In the current campaign, Victor Osimhen has only featured for the Super Eagles on one occasion and he made sure to find the back of the net in style as well.
In the Super Eagles' final AFCON 2023 qualifiers, the 24-year-old ensured the West Africans closed their qualifying campaign in style, having scored a hat trick that ended in a 6-0 win for his side.
That hat-trick took Victor Osimhen's tally to three goals for the Super Eagles so far this season and 20 goals from 26 total appearances overall. He will now be looking to add to his tally when Nigeria begin their World Cup qualifying campaign in November.
Scoring is what Victor Osimhen does best 😤 pic.twitter.com/vjRKtP5d9A
— GOAL (@goal) September 30, 2023
Breakdown of Victor Osimhen goals this season
Here are all of Victor Osimhen goals this season for Napoli, the opponents and the dates he scored them.
|No of Goals||Opponent||Competition||Date|
|2||Frosinone||Serie A||19 August 2023|
|1||Sassuolo||Serie A||27 August 2023|
|1||Udinese||Serie A||27 September 2023|
|1||Lecce||Serie A||30 September 2023|
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