Napoli’s recent Serie A championship victory has been attributed to the impressive performances of players like Cameroonian midfielder, André-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen. While Anguissa arrived at Napoli with an understanding of the team’s long-standing Scudetto drought, Osimhen expressed confidence in his ability to score the goals that would lead to the league title.
Osimhen’s prediction proved true as he scored an impressive 26 goals, leading Napoli to their first Serie A championship in three decades. In an interview with The Athletic, Anguissa shared Osimhen’s premonition, stating, “He predicted the Scudetto for me at the beginning of the season, so I’m happy he scored all those goals. He said to me, ‘Trust me, I’ll do my best to win the Scudetto.’ He was right. He’s a great friend.”
Osimhen’s achievements have been celebrated globally. The Nigerian striker finished the campaign as the top goalscorer in the Italian top flight, making him the first African player to achieve this feat. Additionally, Osimhen contributed five more goals to guide Napoli to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League, their best-ever performance in the competition.
On the international stage, Osimhen’s impact has been equally impressive. His seven goals during the Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign is surpassed by no one, and his brace played a pivotal role in Nigeria’s victory over Sierra Leone, securing their qualification for the 2023 AFCON with a game to spare.
Osimhen’s foresight and commitment to his team and his craft have solidified his reputation as one of Africa’s brightest football talents. His achievements with Napoli and Nigeria are evidence of his skill and dedication to the sport, and football fans worldwide await his next move with anticipation.