Nigeria’s footballing prowess continues to shine bright as its talented strikers set leagues around the world on fire with their lethal scoring abilities. From Serie A to the Premier League, Nigerian goal machines have been leaving an indelible mark on the global football landscape. Join us as we unveil the top 10 highest goal scorers of the season.
Leading the charge is Victor Osimhen, Napoli’s dynamic forward, who has been in remarkable form this season. The 24-year-old has scored 31 goals, including 26 in Serie A and five in the Champions League. Osimhen not only became the first African top goalscorer in Serie A but also played an instrumental role in Napoli’s Scudetto triumph.
Veteran striker Odion Ighalo has showcased his scoring prowess for Saudi Arabia Pro League club Al-Hilal and the Nigerian national team. The 34-year-old netted an impressive 26 goals this season with 19 coming in the Saudi Pro League, two in the King’s Cup, and five in the AFC Champions League.
A rising star, Gift Orban, has made a stunning impact since joining KAA Gent in January. In just 22 games, he found the net 20 times, with nine goals in the Jupiler Pro League, five goals in the Conference League, and six goals in the Jupiler Pro League Europe Play-Offs.
Victor Boniface has had a breakout season, leaving his mark in multiple competitions. The 22-year-old striker scored 22 goals across various tournaments, including seven goals in the Jupiler Pro League, five goals in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers, six goals in the Europa League, two goals in the Beker van Belgie, and two goals in the Jupiler Pro League Champions’ Play-Offs.
On loan from Lorient, Terem Igobor Moffi has made a significant impact in Ligue 1. The 24-year-old forward found the back of the net 21 times this season, including 18 goals in the league and three in the Conference League.
Yusuf Otubanjo, the 30-year-old Nigerian striker, has been a force to reckon with in the Armenian Premier League. Leading Pyunik, he contributed 17 goals in the Bardzraguyn khumb, two goals in the Conference League, one goal in the Champions League Qualifiers, and one goal in the Armenian Independence Cup.
Paul Onuachu showcased his goal-scoring prowess for KRC Genk this season, with 16 goals in the Jupiler Pro League and one goal in the Beker van Belgie before moving to Southampton in the Premier League during the January transfer window.
Twenty-seven-year-old Peter Olayinka proved his worth for Slavia Prague this season, with 11 goals in the Fortuna Liga, two goals in the Conference League, two goals in the Champions League qualifiers, and two goals in the MOL Cup.
Chukwuemeka Obioma, 24, has been a standout performer for Enyimba in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL), scoring 14 goals in the league and two crucial goals in the playoffs.
Ademola Lookman, a 25-year-old forward, enjoyed a memorable debut season in Serie A with Atalanta, scoring 13 times in the league and adding two goals in the Italy Cup.
In conclusion, Nigerian strikers have once again proven their worth on the global football landscape, and their performances have not gone unnoticed. These top 10 highest goal scorers of the season have left an indelible mark and are a testament to Nigeria’s footballing prowess.