Osimhen explains How he Can Break Rashidi Yekini's Record in The Super Eagles

Osimhen explains How he Can Break Rashidi Yekini's Record in The Super Eagles

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has stated emphatically that he has the qualities and abilities to equal and even break the 37-goal record set by Rashidi Yekini in the Super Eagles.

Ten years after the demise of Rashidi Yekini, no Super Eagles striker has been able to break the goal record in the national team.

Many fans and sports pundits are even of the opinions that Rashidi Yekini's record in the Super Eagles will last for more years to come.

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Osimhen says he can break Rashidi Yekini's record in Super Eagles. Photo by Cesare Purini
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But with the current form of Victor Osimhen who also has the age on his side, many are of the views that the Napoli striker may equal Rashidi Yekini's record.

How many goals has Victor Osimhen scored for Super Eagles?

Since 2017 that Victor Osimhen broke into the Super Eagles, the 23-year-old has featured in 22 games netting 15 goals for the three-times African champions.

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According to the report on Punch, Victor Osimhen explained confirmed that it won't b easy for him to break Yekini's record claiming that he is a fighter.

Osimhen's statement about breaking Yekini's record

“I used to say before that it will be a big shoe to fill, but with the kind of quality that I possess, and the kind of determination that I’ve acquired in my career, I think I can actually break it or even surpass it.
“But it won’t be easy and that won’t make me the greatest Nigerian striker ever. For me, we still have the likes of Rashidi Yekini, Odion Ighalo, Obafemi Martins and the rest of them, but now I believe it’s my time and it’s my turn and I think I can utilise it very well.”

Ademola Lookman Agrees Personal Terms With Italian Serie A Side

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Italian outfit Atalanta are closing in on signing Nigerian international Ademola Lookman as reports say the forward has agreed to personal terms with the club.

The RB Leipzig winger is set to move to Bergamo, where he will team up with Atalanta ahead of the coming football season.

The Italian club will complete signing the former Charlton Athletic winger in the coming days as both parties have agreed on personal terms.

Since emerging from Charlton Athletic as a brilliant young winger some years ago, Lookman has been on a bumpy career ride.

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