Nigerian international striker, Victor Osimhen who played with Napoli, an Italian Serie A club, received an award having scored 25 league goals last season with four goals ahead of his closest rival, Lautaro Martinex. This was made known via the official X handle on Sunday, 27th August, 2023.
Osimhen was given the award before his club’s encounter with Sassuolo, where he scored his third goal of the new season to give the defending champions a 2-0 win on Sunday, 27 August.
The forward emerged as the top striker having led Napoli to its first Serie A crown since the 1989–1990 season.
The striker fended off competition from Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan and AC Milan’s Rafael Leao to lift the prize as the best striker in Serie A last season.
The club has now won their third domestic title, having previously secured the title in 1987.
The 24-year-old player emerged as the first African to finish as the top scorer in Serie A.
Osimhen also has broken George Weah’s record for the most goals scored by an African in Serie A.
Story: Ezekiel Kefas