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Osimhen: My Target Is the Trophy, Not Goal Record

Osimhen: My Target Is the Trophy, Not Goal Record

Golden Eaglets striker Victor Osimhen has stated that his focus in Sunday's final against Mali will be defending the U-17 World Cup title for Nigeria, not breaking the highest goal scorer award.

Osimhen equalled the long standing record of nine goals in a single tournament when he scored in the Eaglets 4-2 semi-final win against Mexico.


The record was jointly held by Frenchman Florent Sinama-Pongolle and Iory Coast's Souleymane Coulibaly.

Osimhen told the nff.com that winning the cup will be a bigger achievement compared to the highest goal scorer award.


"I'm happy that I was able to match the record set by others in the past but that was never my ambition here," Osimhen said.

"The most important thing is for us to win the trophy on Sunday and that would be the greatest achievement for us."

A win for the Eaglets will see them claim their fifth world title.

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