Victor Osimhen Breaks Serie A Record Held by Samuel Eto’o

Victor Osimhen has helped Napoli to become Serie A Champions for the first time in 33 years, through his equalizing goal against Udinese in the second half.

The Nigerian powered home a shot through the crowd after a scramble from a corner kick, to help Napoli hold on and seal the Italian league title away from home in Udine.

Neapolitans put everything in place for a party at home last Sunday against Salernitana, but the team fell short of victory despite Inter Milan beating Lazio 3-1.

In the game, Osimhen scored his 22nd league goal of the season, making him the Serie A top scorer and setting a new record for most goals by an African player in the Italian top flight in a single season – a benchmark previously held by the legendary Samuel Eto’o, according to ESPN.

The Cameroonian icon scored 21 goals in the 2010/11 seasons for Inter Milan, who failed to retain the title they won a season earlier under Jose Mourinho by allowing city rival, AC Milan to pip them at the proverbial post.

With his 46th goal in the Italian league, Osimhen has now matched Liberian legend, George Weah for the most goals scored in the league by an African player, according to CBS Sports.