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Osimhen explains his ‘photographer’ celebration against Verona

Victor Osimhen has explained the reason he grabbed a camera to take a photo during his Napoli 2-1 win at Verona in a Serie A game on Sunday.

The Nigerian striker scored both goals for Napoli as they recorded an away win which keeps them in second place and still in the chase for the Scudetto with 9 games to go.

Victor Osimhen headed home the first goal in the 14th minute of the game following good work from Matteo Politano.

He completed his brace in the 71st minute of the game after excellent work from Giovanni Di Lorenzo.

Victor Osimhen ran towards the away fans to celebrate his second goal, and Koulibaly handed him a camera from the team’s photographer to take a picture.

And the Nigerian has explained the reason behind his action.

“I photograph? The fans deserved a snapshot,” said Osimhen as quoted by corrieredellosport.

“Koulibaly gave me the camera and I took a photo of the fans because they were exceptional again today and it was not taken for granted after the last defeat.”

Victor Osimhen’s celebration was a repeat of what Kalidou Koulibaly did during Napoli’s win against Juventus last September.

The Senegalese grabbed the camera and did the same thing.

“I saw the fans up there and wanted to keep the moment in a photograph, it was too beautiful!” he told DAZN.

“This victory is for them because we missed them for over a year and to see them back in the stands makes us so happy.

“We knew that both teams were missing important players, and it’s a pity we conceded that goal, but we had the right maturity to react and change things.”

Victor Osimhen has now scored a total of nine league goals for Napoli in Serie A this season.

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