Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen continued his rich vein of form with a brace for Napoli against Torino in a 4-0 win on Sunday, Sportivationng.com reports.
Osimhen put Napoli ahead in the ninth minute before Kvicha Kvaratskhelia made it two in the 35th minute.
After the restart, Osimhen added the second goal in the 51st minute.
Tanguy Ndombele put the icing on the cake with the fourth goal in the 68th minute.
The in-form striker thanked his teammates for another impressive display and for helping him to score again.
“We are closer to the Scudetto and we want to win it for our fans,” sscnapoli.it quoted Osimhen as saying
“It was a beautiful and important victory. I congratulate the team who played a great game and I thank my teammates for allowing me to score again.
“Today we didn’t expect there were so many supporters to cheer us on here in Turin and I’m happy to hear my name chanted. Its a wonderful feeling. We are ahead and we want to reach the goal to give fantastic joy to the Neapolitan people.”
The 24-year-old has now scored 21 goals in the Serie A this season to lead Napoli’s charge for a first title in 30 years.
Napoli are 19 points clear of Lazio.
Lazio leapfrogged Inter Milan, who lost 1-0 Juventus on Sunday night.
Osimhen is expected to join the Super Eagles camp on Monday for the AFCON qualifier against Guinea Bissau.