Super Eagles and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, has been named Serie A Player Of The Month for September, following his amazing start to the 2021/22 season.
The 22-year-old goal-poacher beat Inter Milan midfielder, Nicolo Barella, AC Milan’s Brahim Diaz, and Fiorentina’s Giacomo Bonaventura to the award organised by the Italian Footballers’ Association.
Osimhen scored seven goals in six matches across all competitions for Luciano Spalletti’s side in September.
After he failed to hit the target in Napoli’s 2-1 victory over Juventus on September 11, the former Lille striker scored at least a goal in each of the three league matches he played.
Osimhen’s brillance in front of goal powered Napoli to the top of the league table and maintained their 100 per cent record with 21 points from seven games.
“Sent to the vote by the editorial team of the Last Man, together with other decisive players in the good start of their teams (Barella, Brahim Diaz and Bonaventura), Osimhen won with more than half of the total votes,” a statement on the AIC website reads.
“If what the fans, all the fans, want is for their centre forward to be a moving train, well no one in Serie A comes closer than him to embody this ideal.
“Despite some inaccuracies, Victor Osimhen makes the difference thanks to that desire, that hunger, that anger, which seems to push him, blow him from behind like a wind always in his favour.”
The former Lille hitman is expected to start for Eagles in the 2022 World Cup qualifier against the Central African Republic in Lagos on Thursday.