The former Lille forward is Nigeria’s all-time highest goalscorer in the Italian Serie A
Napoli have nominated Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen for the best celebration of the year 2022 award.
Osimhen has a lot to celebrate in the outgoing year after returning fully from a freak cheek fracture that required surgery and kept him out of the Africa Cup of Nations in January.
The 24-year-old welcomed the birth of his first daughter in October and shortly after became the most prolific Nigerian footballer to ever play in the Italian Serie A.
The former Wolfsburg star currently sits atop the league scorer’s chart as his nine goals are equaled or bettered by no other.
Osimhen’s celebration for two of those goals has however received special recognition after they were nominated for the club’s end-of-the-year awards.
𝗡𝗔𝗣𝗢𝗟𝗜 𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗗𝗦 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 I 𝗕𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗖𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗕𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) December 31, 2022
Qual è l’esultanza più bella del 2022?
😉 Kvara vs. Verona
😏 Cholito vs. Liverpool
😮 Victor e Frank vs. Verona
😍 Victor vs. Roma
🤩 Eljif vs. Atalanta
💙 #ForzaNapoliSempre pic.twitter.com/p0HMB1E2VE
In the first, Victor Osimhen and Frank Anguissa were involved in a lovely dance routine after Napoli scored a goal against Hellas Verona. On the other, Osimhen went with the wild celebration after netting the winner for his side in the away clash with AS Roma.
That goal itself is in the running for Napoli’s best goal of the year award while Osimhen has one of his two assists of the 2022-23 season nominated for the assist of the year award.
Osimhen is Nigeria’s second most prolific goalscorer of 2022 with 24 goals for club (19) and country (5) behind only Qingdao Hainiu’s Kingsley Onuegbu with 27 goals.