Golden Eaglets’ striker, Victor Osimhen on Thursday equaled the long-standing FIFA U-17 World Cup scoring record of nine goals in an Under-17 World cup tournament.
The ruthless striker achieved the feat after his goal in the 4-2 defeat of Mexico at the Estadio Municipal.
The record was previously jointly held by Frenchman Florent Sinama Pongolle and Ivorian Souleymane Coulibaly.
Osimhen is not only tall, he stands tall with his exploits as his three-goal salvo against Australia on Thursday morning showed that once again, Nigeria may have unearthed another gem, following in the footsteps of Isaac Success and Kelechi Iheanacho, of whom great things are now been expected.
At Chile 2015, Osimhen had earlier achieved a rare feat of equaling the seven-goal scoring record earlier achieved.
Osimhen is Golden Eaglets’ leading scorer, going into Chile 2015 with a remarkable 41 goals in 73 international and domestic matches.
The striker had opened his Chile 2015 account with a goal in the 2-0 win over U.S. on the opening day.
He continued with a brace in the 5-1 defeat of hosts Chile.
Osimhen was also Nigeria’s scorer in the 2-1 loss to Croatia to round off the group phase.
He was also in superb form at the commencement of the knockout stage, by grabbing the first hat-trick of Chile 2015 in the crushing 6-0 defeat of Australia in Round 16.
The striker followed up his act with a goal each in the 3-0 and 2-1 win against Brazil and Mexico respectively in the quarter and semi-finals.
With the final match ahead, Osimhen is now on the threshold of history to break the record of most goals in a single tournament at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.