January, 23 2023.
Two Nigerian Internationals, Victor Osimhen of SSC Napoli and Ademola Lookman of Atalanta Bergamo, are without an iota of doubt among the two hottest players in the Italian top flight, the Serie A this season.
Osimhen on Saturday, continued with his eye-catching performance in the win against Juventus last weekend, by netting his 13th league goal of the season, while shinning like a million stars against Salernitana. That brought his total number to 14 in all competitions this term, while Lookman scored his 11th goal of the season, to hit double digits in his very first season in the Serie A.
The two Super Eagles strikers no doubt are both fans favorites and compelling choices, for their Coaches Luciano Spaletti and Gian Piero Gasparini, midway through the Italian or European Football season.
While Sccudetto chasing Napoli are currently topping the table, 12 hefty points clear of second on the log AC Milan, Osimhen's 13 goals for Spaletti's title chasing team, makes him the top scorer in Serie A.
Meanwhile, ever since Lookman joined Atalanta from RB Leipzig, which loaned him to Leicester City in the 2021/22 season, has scored very crucial and match defining goals since making his debut; not minding that he is often played as a winger, and off his favorite position.
In total, Lookman has scored 13 goals in all competitions, 11 in the league, and two in the Italian cup.
Should Osimhen expectedly continue with his fine run of goal scoring form, he is most likely
to finish the season as top scorer in Serie A, while helping SSC Napoli to their first League title since 1990, when they win the last of their two only titles, in history.
The former FIFA U17 World Cup winning striker, is also on the verge of becoming, not just the first Nigerian, but also the first African player to be crowned highest goal scorer of the Italian top flight.
Statistically, Lookman has got 13 shots on target from a total of 19 shots, Scored 11goals (6.89 x G), and averaging 19 passes per match, with a pass completion rate of 81%, and 2 Assists to his name. wwwckdmedia.ng reports.
On the other hand, Ademola Lookman who is just two goals shy of the league tally recorded by Osimhen, is actually helping to make the Napoli goal King better.