Osimhen is now the top penalty taker at Napoli, but he misses the opportunity to take the penalty in the game against Ajax.
Osimhen made his return to the Napoli squad on Wednesday after being sidelined with a hamstring injury for several weeks, coming on as a 50th-minute substitute in place of Giacomo Raspadori.
The Nigerian international scored on his return to action for the Partenopei, chasing down the Ajax defense and capitalizing on his error to score the last goal of Napoli’s 4-2 victory.
Kvaratskhelia scores a penalty with Osimhen’s blessing
However, Osimhen could have scored earlier in the match when Napoli won a penalty in the 60th minute after Tanguy Ndombele was fouled in the box.
Rather than take the penalty as the designated shooter, Osimhen decided to allow Georgian striker Khvicha Kvaratskhelia to take the penalty which he took and scored.
Following his generosity, Italian columnist Corbo was full of praise for Osimhen, stating that the gesture shown by the Super Eagles striker was commendable.
According to areanapoli, Corbo said in his column ‘il Graffio’: “On the other hand, Osimhen’s gesture was commendable, he offered the ball to Kvaratskhelia who asked him to take the penalty.”
Osimhen missed the last penalty he took, a first-half strike against Liverpool on his UEFA Champions League debut.
The Nigerian forward suffered an injury in the same match, playing just 41 minutes before being pulled with a hamstring injury.
Osimhen hopes to continue his scoring streak when Napoli host Bologna at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Sunday 16 October.