Nigeria and Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen, says he’s on track to break the record set by late Rashidi Yekini for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Yekini, who scored 37 times in 58 games, holds the record as the all-time highest goal scorer for the Super Eagles.
Osimhen who plays for Napoli in the Italian Serie A believes he can break the record though it won’t be easy.
“I’ve always said it for me to fill in the shoes of a legend, the late Rashidi Yekini, is kind of heavy for me but I think I’m on the right path towards this direction,” Osimhen said in a press conference ahead of the Eagles Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone.
“If I’m injury free I can achieve this but it’s never going to be easy and of course with the confidence the coach has in me and the fans also supporting me, I think it’s achievable.
“For now I want to keep on helping the team, keep on doing well with my club and I’m really looking forward to achieving this feat but it’s never going to be easy.
“Compared to what he has done for the national team and he’s made a name for himself all over the world, it’s a huge step for me. By the special grace of God I’m going to achieve this feat and also pass it.”
Meanwhile, the forward says he and other Super Eagles strikers are not in competition but united in winning to make the country proud whenever on national call.
Osimhen said he and his colleagues were focused on the job at hand.
The striker however acknowledged that the game billed for the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium might not be easy, even though he assured Nigerians of victory.
“Obviously, the game won’t be easy, but I want to say that victory is sure for Nigeria.”
Osimhen who said he was never desperate regarding scoring goals while on national duty said he believed so much in team work.
“I score if opportunities come along. But I must say I am not in competition with any of my colleagues to score goals.
“It’s all about team work. For us, it is about winning and winning for Nigeria. It does not matter who scores the goals,” he said.
The striker however assured that he was fit and ready to do battle with their Sierra Leonean opponents.
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