My target is winning AFCON – Victor Osimhen

Napoli and Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen has said his ambition at the ongoing African Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Ivory Coast is to win the title.

He stated this while reacting to the criticisms trailing his poor scoring form at the ongoing tournament, in a recent interview with CBS Sports Golazo.

Osimhen said goal drought is “normal” for strikers but assured that his goals will come when it matters the most, stressing that the team is focused on progressing through the tournament and lifting the trophy.

“I know that when the time comes, my goals will come for sure. I know that one for sure. I’m a striker, I can go ten games without scoring which is normal,” he said.

“It’s easy for people to speak [criticize strikers] when you don’t score for two or three games. But for me, I don’t care about that. I’m focused on making sure that the team continues to progress and get to our target which is winning the AFCON. This is what I am after.”

Saga Gist reports that Osimhen has managed just one goal in three games at the AFCON so far despite Nigeria creating the most big chances (13) in the group stage of the tournament.

The striker will be hoping to increase the tally when Nigeria face Cameroon in the round of 16 game in Abidjan, on Saturday. 

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