Victor Osimhen has moved a step closer to becoming the first African to be crowned Goal King in Serie A after he netted his 25th goal for Napoli today.
He scored a brace in a 2-2 draw at Bologna to remain the leading scorer in the Italian top league.
His goals came on a day he was conferred with a national honour by the Nigerian Government.
Osimhen has been awarded the Member of the Order of the Niger (MFR).
NFF president Ibrahim Gusau said the striker deserved this honour.
“The football industry has been given ample recognition this time and we commend our father, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR for this,” he remarked.
“The award to Osimhen means that even as a football player, you can be honoured by your country for exceptional service and also for the way you represent the country abroad.
“We are proud of Osimhen and what he has done and continues to do with Napoli SC in Italy and for the Super Eagles.”
NFF general secretary Mohammed Sanusi added: “Ever since he won the FIFA U17 World Cup as record goalscorer, Osimhen has continued to rise in leaps and bounds through hard work, dedication and discipline.
“We believe this award will spur him to do even more for the Super Eagles and to continue to be a good ambassador of Nigeria Football internationally.”