The current leading scorer at the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, Victor Osimhen has stated that his priority remains to win the trophy for Nigeria rather than actualize his prospect of breaking the Championship’s nine-goal record.
Only on Thursday, the gangling striker equalled the long standing record of nine goals in a single tournament jointly held by Frenchman Florent Sinama Pongolle and Ivorian Souleymane Coulibaly who were top scorers at the global cadet championship at Trinidad & Tobago 2001 and Mexico 2011 respectively.
But rather than belabouring himself on breaking the record, Osimhen said he would trade the record for the trophy.
“I’m happy that I was able to match the record set by others in the past but that was never my ambition here,” said Osimhen, on the books of Lagos Ultimate Strikers.”
“The most important thing is for us to win the trophy on Sunday and that would be the greatest achievement for us.” He added.
Osimhen opened his Chile 2015 tally with a goal in the 2-0 win over the USA on the opening day. He continued with a brace in the 5-1 defeat of host Chile and was also Nigeria’s scorer in the 2-1 loss to Croatia in the group phase.