Ogu: Why Osimhen will break Yekini's record

Ogu: Why Osimhen will break Yekini's record
Victor Osimhen of Nigeria

by Staff Reporter

Friday Jan 20, 2023. 15:00

Nigeria international John Ogu is confident that Victor Osimhen will break Rashidi Yekini’s record for the most goals scored for the Super Eagles.

Osimhen has been in scintillating form for SSC Napoli in the current campaign having scored 12 goals from 14 matches in the Italian Serie A matches.

The 24-year-old striker has scored 15 goals in 22 matches for Nigeria so far, while Yekini hit the back of the net 37 times from 62 games for the West African giants between 1983 and 1998.

Ogu, who is on the books of Israeli’s Liga Leumit league with Maccabi Jaffa, believes Osimhen’s hunger for goals and success will spur him onto greater performances for the national team.

“You know (Osimhen) grew up on the streets. He had a tough time,” Ogu told Punch Nigeria.

“There was a time he had to fight with (Leon) Balogun in training. That’s to tell you how hungry he is for it.”

“When I saw people say congratulations to him, I told him it’s not surprising to me. Osimhen will step in the shoes of Rashidi Yekini, “

Osimhen looks set to be included in the Nigeria squad that will take on Guinea-Bissau in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers in March.

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