Osimhen: How I Can Surpass Yekini’s Huge Super Eagles Achievement


Victor Osimhen has explained how he believes he can surpass the achievement of the late Rashidi Yekini in the Super Eagles but admits it wouldn’t easy, Completesports.com reports.

Yekini holds the record for the most number of goals scored in the Super Eagles.

The 1993 African Player of the Year, netted 37 times in 58 appearances after making his debut in 1984.

Osimhen who got his first Super Eagles cap in 2017, has scored four goals in nine appearances.

But the Napoli striker has given reasons why he feels he can surpass the feat of the late Nigerian football legend.

“For me to fill in the shoes of the legend, Rashidi Yekini, it’s kind of heavy for me,” Osimhen said in a virtual press conference on Thursday. “But I think I’m on the right path towards this direction.

“If I’m injury free I think I can achieve this feat but it will never be easy and with the confidence the coach has in me the, support from the fans it is achievable. But for now I just want to keep on helping the team, keep on doing well with my club.

“I’m really looking forward to achieving this feat and like I said, it’s not going to be easy. Compared to what he has done for the national team, he has made a name for himself all over the world and for me it’s a huge step and by the special grace of God I will achieve the feat and surpass it.”


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