Victor Osimhen, a striker for Nigeria and Napoli, has asserted that he can compare to or even outperform Yekini, the 1993 African player of the year. He acknowledges that the task won't be simple, but he is confident that he has the skills necessary to overtake Yekini as the greatest striker in Nigerian history.

Osimhen currently have 15 goals for super eagles.

Osimhen, who has scored 15 goals in 22 games since making his senior debut against Togo in 2017, moved up to seventh on Nigeria's list of top goal scorers after scoring four goals against Sao Tome and Principe in a June Africa Cup of Nations qualification match.

"I've said it before, but there will be large shoes to fill. But I believe I can surpass it or even break it because to the qualities I possess and the level of tenacity I have developed over the course of my career.

It won't be simple, and if it is, that will make me the greatest Nigerian striker in history. Rashidi Yekini, Obafemi Martins, Odion Ighalo, and the others are examples of those.

"But now I feel like it's my turn, my time, and I think I can use it properly.

With 37 goals from 58 international matches, Rashidi Yekini holds the record for most goals scored by a player in a single nation. Segun Odegbami (23 goals) and Yakubu Aiyegbeni (21 goals) are second and third, respectively.