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I’m keeping this forever – Osimhen on why he used ‘special mask’ in Napoli’s win over Fiorentina

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Napoli’s Serie A champion, Victor Osimhen has opened up on why he donned a “special mask” in his club’s 1-0 victory over Fiorentina at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Sunday.

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DAILY POST reported that the Nigerian scored the only goal of the match from the spot at the second time of asking after initially missing a penalty.

The striker donned a “special mask” with “3” and Nigerian flag on it.

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Explaining why he used a “special mask” for first match as champion of Italy, the Capocannoniere leader said, “It’s a special mask. [The ‘3’ signifies] the third time we won the Scudetto. And of course, [the Nigerian flag signifies that] I represent my country whenever I play. And [‘VO9’] Victor Osimhen 9 is my trademark,” he told DAZN in a post match interview.

“This is really special for me. And I’m going to keep this particular one forever. It’s really special.”

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With 23 goals in 27 appearances this season, Victor Osimhen is on course to become the first African Serie A Golden Boot winner.

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