Napoli’s Victor Osimhen is poised to challenge a long-standing Serie A curse that has plagued the Italian top flight for 14 years, Soccernet.ng reports.
The Super Eagles striker is determined to break the spell which has seen no Serie A top scorer come from a Scudetto-winning team since Zlatan Ibrahimovic achieved it in 2009 with Inter Milan.
With his insatiable thirst for goals, Osimhen will likely feature as a starter against Monza on Sunday, as Napoli look to support their star player in his pursuit of rewriting the record books.
Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti has already vowed that the club will do all it can to help Osimhen finish on top of the goals chart.
With a four-goal lead over his closest competitor, Lautaro Martinez, Scudetto-winning Osimhen can also clinch the top scorer award and end the long-standing curse that has plagued Serie A.
The significance of achieving this milestone is underscored by the fact that the last player to secure both the top scorer accolade and the Scudetto (Italian league title) was Ibrahimovic during his time at Inter Milan.
Osimhen now stands on the precipice of history, with the chance to accomplish what even the legendary Diego Maradona could not achieve during his illustrious spell at Napoli.
As the Nigerian sensation continues to impress on the pitch, football enthusiasts eagerly anticipate his performance and whether he can break the 14-year curse that has cast a shadow over Serie A.
Already, Osimhen has etched his name in the annals of Italian football history after becoming the highest-scoring African in the competition’s history, surpassing the legendary George Weah.
The 24-year-old is also the African with the most goals in a single Serie A campaign after getting past the mark Samuel Eto’o set for Inter Milan.