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Osimhen wants trophy for Golden Eaglets

23 February 2015, 12:16Israel Ojoko

Niamey - Gangling striker, Victor Osimhen, has admitted it would be an effort in futility if he emerges as the top scorer of the Africa U17 Championship without Golden Eaglets winning the trophy.

On the road to Niger 2015, Osimhen was Golden Eaglets' top marksman with an impressive 18 goals in 38 (official and friendly) matches and has scored thrice here including two spectacular goals against Zambia on Saturday.

"Yes, we are happy that we have qualified for the (FIFA U17) World Cup and priority now is to ensure that we win the trophy because it would be meaningless even if I finish the top scorer," he said.

Also read: Amuneke optimistic Golden Eaglets will qualify

Incidentally, Osimhen and captain Kelechi Nwakali are the only two Golden Eaglets on the Niger 2015  score sheet as they equally share six goals between themselves but the lad noted it was just a mere a coincidence.

"Personally, I'm not thinking as an individual because the team comes first. I'm not thinking towards that because we have so many other good players who can score goals for us too."

Golden Eaglets' coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, described Osimhen's brace against Zambia as spectacular: "The first goal (by Victor) was beautiful; the second goal (by Nwakali) is what we call in Spain, 'spectacle'; and you look at Victor's second goal which was also a spectacle."

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