Napoli fans have always been passionate and dedicated to their team, but their love for Victor Osimhen has taken things to a whole new level.
The Nigerian striker has become the talk of the town after a string of incredible performances, including scoring 17 goals in just 18 matches in Serie A this season. As a result, fans are not only queuing to buy his shirt, but they’re also now queuing to buy replicas of his protective mask outside the Stadio Maradona, News About Nigeria reports.
Osimhen’s protective mask has become somewhat of a symbol of his resilience, as he has been wearing it for more than a year following a cheekbone injury he suffered against Inter Milan in November 2021. The mask has become so popular that replicas are now being sold outside the stadium, and hundreds of fans have been seen queuing to buy the gadget on match days.
The pink newspaper, La Gazzetta dello Sport, has described Osimhen as the “king of Naples,” and it’s not hard to see why. His incredible performances have led Napoli to the top of the Serie A table with 59 points after 22 games. The team has lost only one league game so far, against second-placed Inter Milan, and the chances of a first league triumph after three decades are looking brighter than ever.
But Osimhen’s achievements are not just limited to helping Napoli climb to the top of the table. On Sunday, he scored Napoli’s second goal in their 3-0 win over Cremonese, and in doing so, he became just the club’s second player in their history to score in six consecutive matches after Argentine Gonzalo Higuain, who did the same during his time at Napoli in the 2015/16 season.
Osimhen’s success has not gone unnoticed, with several top clubs reportedly interested in signing him. But the Nigerian striker has stated that he is happy at Napoli and is focused on helping the team win their first league title in over 30 years. And with his incredible performances and the unwavering support of the Napoli fans, it’s hard to see him leaving anytime soon.
Napoli fans are showing their love and admiration for Victor Osimhen in a unique way. They are not only queuing to buy his shirt but also replicas of his protective mask, making him a fan favorite in Naples.
Osimhen’s incredible performances have led Napoli to the top of the Serie A table, and the team’s chances of winning their first league title in over 30 years are looking brighter than ever. It’s clear that Osimhen has become a key player for the team and a symbol of their hopes and dreams for the future.