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Serie A: Osimhen First Nigerian Player To Score Hat-trick In Italian Top-flight

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Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen made history after scoring a hat-trick in Napoli’s 4-0 thrashing of Sassuolo at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Saturday.


The 23-year-old became the first Nigerian footballer to achieve the feat.

It was Osimhen’s first-ever hat-trick for any club since he turned professional.

A number of Nigerian strikers, including Kanu Nwankwo, Obafemi Martins, Ayodele Makinwa, and Simy Nwankwo have played in Serie A in the past, but none of them was able to achieve the feat.

Osimhen is now Nigeria’s joint-top scorer in Serie A with 31 goals. 

The talented forward holds the record with former Crotone star, Simy Nwankwo. 

He has scored seven goals in eight league appearances for Napoli this season.

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