Super Eagles Napoli Striker, Victor Osimhen, scored in Napoli’s 2-0 away win against Sassuolo FC on Friday night to take his tally to 18 in the Serie A.
The Nigerian forward making his 197th appearance for both club and country scored his 100th career goal in the 33rd minute to double Napoli’s lead in the encounter.
Strike partner, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia had shot the club into the lead 12 minutes into the game as Napoli’s relentless charge to win the title received a major boost.
The Nigerian brilliantly held off two defenders before catching Andrea Consigli off guard with a ferocious effort hit early from a tight angle.
The Nigerian’s stunning record surpasses the achievements of the quartet of seven time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, Didier Drogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi reached the 100th goal mark after 210 appearances for both club and country while Drogba (236), Ibrahimovic (245) and Ronaldo (301).
The goal was his 18th Serie A goal of the season in 19 games .
Napoli are on 62 points from 23 games while second place Inter Milan have 44 points from 22 games.
His strike also saw him become the first player to score in seven consecutive Serie A games for Napoli.
Osimhen who was replaced in the 83rd minute by Giovanni Simeone now hold the third best min-per-goal ratio in Serie A since the 1994/95 season scoring a goal in every 124 minutes.
Former Nigerian Midfielder, Austin JayJay Okocha has tipped Osimhen to be crowned the next African Footballer of the year.