In a state of grace with Naples this season, Victor Osimhen has just been erased from the shelves by a young Senegalese prodigy aged only 14.
He is certainly the successor to the Napoli striker, at least at the Under-17 African Cup of Nations (CAN U17)… Thanks to his double on Wednesday in quarter-finals against South Africa (5-0)qualifying the Senegal in the semi-finals of the competition and at the World Cup in its category, Amara Diouf became the top scorer in an edition of the CAN U17, with five goals on the clock.
Amara Diouf stronger than Osimhen
The Lionceaux striker thus overtakes the former record holder Victor Osimhen, blocked at four achievements in 2015. He also burns politeness to the Cameroonian Dorinel Yondjo (eliminated in the group stage, editor’s note) who had the Nigerian’s record in his sights. A feat all the more resounding as the member of Génération Foot is only… 14 years old. Indeed, he was born on June 7, 2008 according to the official list of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF).
In addition to the man of the match trophy, his fourth in the competition, the captain of the Cubs logically said he was honored by this status as top scorer in the history of the tournament. “I am very happy after obtaining this new trophy and Senegal’s qualification for the World Cup, and we thank God for that”reacted number 10 in remarks reported by cafonline.com. “It is desirable that we emulate the best players in these competitions and that is good”he added.
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Closely scrutinized by observers, Amara Diouf is already arousing the envy of clubs in Europe who are jostling at the gate to get her to sign her first professional contract. Approached by a few suitors, the teenager’s father will have to choose the best destination for his son. “It’s not my job, and I’ll let my father choose”, suggested the native of Pikine. There is no doubt that the latter has not finished talking about him.