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Ola Aina: Victor Osimhen can challenge for Serie A top goal scorer award

William Troost-Ekong featured for Udinese in their 1-0 victory against Ola Aina’s Torino in Sunday’s Serie A game at Dacia Arena.

Ola Aina has backed Super Eagles teammate Victor Osimhen to challenge for the top goalscorer award in the Serie A this season.

Osimhen has been impressive for Napoli so far this campaign after struggling last season.

The 22-year-old has found the back of the net four times in six league appearances.

And he has scored seven goals in eight outings in all competitions in the ongoing season for Luciano Spalletti’s side.

And Aina, who features for Torino in the Italian top-flight, says Osimhen has overcome his struggles from last season.

Aina said on Brila FM: “I think he can do very well, the first season was stop and start for him, difficult, the whole COVID thing.

“But I think this season as you can see he has come into his stride and I think he can do very well in the league and can challenge for that top goal scorer of the season.”

Aina and Osimhen are expected to be in action for the Eagles when they face the Central African Republic, in Thursday’s Group C 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Lagos.

They will then travel to Douala, Cameroon, for the reverse fixture.

The Eagles top the group on six points after winning their opening two games against Liberia and Cape Verde.

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