Victor Osimhen remains on track to make history as the first African to be crowned Goal King of Serie A as he continues to bang in the goals for champions Napoli, while Taiwo AWoniyi is most certainly in contention for the Premier League Player of the Month after his six goals in May helped to keep Nottingham Forest in the top league.
The big striker celebrated his 23th birthday as the match winner for Montreal Impact to go past Inter Miami 1-0 in the MLS. He is proving to be good value for the Canadian club with his third league goal this season. Montreal are within the bracket for the final series playoffs.
The towering striker should catch the eye in the Premier League after he assisted for Luton Town to open scoring against Coventry in the Premier League promotion playoffs his club eventually won via penalties. He and Fred Onyedinma, who also has Nigerian connection, celebrated their Premier League promotion by racing around the stadium proudly displaying the green-white-green flag. The 25-year-old Adebayo netted eight goals in the English Championship this past season and should again be a worthy ambassador of the country of his parents in the top league in England.
The experienced central defender was the unlikely hero for Salernitana with his stoppage time winner against his former club Udinese in Serie A this past weekend. It was his first-goal in the Italian top flight and he so celebrated it that he was booked by the referee. He said he has always dreamt of such a moment.
The Super Eagles should be in the reckoning for the Premier League Player of the Month for May after his goals in the month under review ensured Nottingham Forest did not make a prompt return to the English second-tier league. He became the first Forest player to score 10-plus goals in 28 years and the stats also show that his goals gave his club 12 points in the Premier League, which is the seventh highest for a player in this campaign.
With a round of matches to spare till the end of the Serie A season, the Napoli star striker is in pole position to be crowned Goal King after he fired a brace at Bologna to take his tally to 25 goals. It was on his 100th game for Napoli. He is now four goals clear of closest rival Lautaro Matinez of Inter Milan. His latest goals came on a day he was also conferred with a national honour by the Nigerian government for his exploits at home and abroad. Osimhen lifted Napoli to their first Scudetto in 33 years and he is poised for more glory after a stellar season that has seen him net 30 goals in all competitions. He deserves his flowers.