Osimhen Becomes First Nigerian To WIN The Serie A Player Of The Month Of March.

Victor Osimhen has won the Serie A Player of the Month for March.


He becomes the first Nigerian to win the award under review, following an impressive performance in March where he scored 4 goals in 3 games for Napoli, and beat AC Milan defender Pierre Kalulu and on-loan Fiorentina midfielder Lucas Torreira to the award

The four goals are a consecutive braces against Hellas Verona and Udinese securing 2-1 victories for Luciano Spalletti's side, as he continues to drag his side to the Serie A title race, alongside AC Milan and Inter Milan.

Osimhen's goals won all six points for Napoli as they picked up two wins and one defeat in three league matches.

“The EA SPORTS Player Of The Month award for March has been assigned to Napoli player Victor Osimhen. The trophy will be presented during the pre-match of Napoli vs Fiorentina, scheduled for Sunday 10th April 2022 at 3.00pm at the “Diego Armando Maradona” stadium in Naples, ” reads a statement by LEGA Serie A.

“The ranking was compiled according to the statistical data of Stats Perform (a system patented in 2010 with K-Sport), with the help of tracking data recorded by Hawk-Eye. For the final calculation were considered the matchdays from 28 to 30 of Serie A TIM 2021/2022.

Lega Serie A CEO Lucas Torreira also added that; “Victor Osimhen has now achieved the status of one of the most dominant forwards in our league.

“Physical strength, speed, courage and determination make the number 9 one of the leaders of Napoli, an absolute reference point of the offensive plots of the Azzurri, as evidenced by the four goals in three matches in March”.

Meanwhile, AC  Milan's manager Stefano Pioli wins coach of the month for March.

The 23-year-old striker is currently representing his country (Nigeria) in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off games in Africa, as he prepares to face Ghana in a return-leg fixture today at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.

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