Nigeria and SC Napoli striker, Victor Osimehn, opened his goal-scoring account for his Italian club on Saturday against Atalanta football club and used his celebration to preach for an end to Police brutality in his home country.
Victor Osimehn joined the Italian club from Lille of France where he scored 18 goals in all competitions for a club-record fee of €70 million, potentially rising to €80 million with add-ons, making him the most expensive African transfer to date.
The former Wolfsburg striker chested down a ball kicked from the goalkeeper, David Ospina, and was decisive enough to slot home, rendering three Atalanta defenders helpless against him and the goalkeeper had no response to his ball bending toward the goal on the 43rd minutes to score his first in four Serie A games this season.
In his celebration, the Lagos-born power striker pulled a white shirt with the inscription #EndPoliceBrutalityInNigeria from the bench and displayed it before the camera, sending a clear solidarity message to the #EndSARS protesters in Nigeria.
The 21-year-old won the Golden Boot and Silver Ball awards at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, his performances also earned him the CAF Youth Player of the Year award in the same year.
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