Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen restores the pride of Napoli, wins Serie A title after 33 years

Nigeria’s striker, Victor Osimhen has powered Napoli to their first Serie A title for 33 years as they drew with Udinese at Dacia Arena to spark jubilant celebrations back in Naples.


The club last won the league in 1990 with a Diego Maradona-inspired side adding to their first title three years earlier.


Victor Osimhen scored a 52nd-minute equaliser after Sandi Lovric had given Udinese a shock lead, and they held on to the point needed to win their third Serie A title with five games to spare.


The victory end three decades of failed expectations for the Italian team.


Napoli’s previous two titles came in the days of Argentina legend Maradona – who their stadium is now named after – in 1987 and 1990.


The club have suffered financial decline, relegation and bankruptcy; playing in Serie C as recently as 2006.

During the period of recent resurgence, they have won the Coppa Italia three times in the past 11 seasons but it is the Scudetto the Napoli fans craved to bring back the glorious days.


Now they have a new superstars, with the Nigeria forward, Victor Osimhen scoring 21 goals in 26 league games.


Napoli had the chance to lift the title with six games to spare last weekend but could only draw with local rivals Salernitana.


But with a 16-point advantage over second-placed Lazio their third Serie A title is now confirmed.