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I want World Cup, not goals record —- Osimhen

The leading scorer at the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile Victor Osimhen has said he is  not focused on breaking the championship’s nine-goal record as his priority is to win the World Cup.

On Friday, the gangling  striker from Ultimate Strikers of Lagos equaled the long-standing record of  nine goals in a single tournament jointly held by Frenchman  Florent Sinama Pongolle and the Ivorian Souleymane Coulibaly,  who were  top scorers at Trinidad & Tobago  2001 and Mexico 2011, respectively.

“The most important thing is for us to win the  trophy  on Sunday  and that would be the greatest achievement for us,” said the player, who has scored in every game at the World Cup in Chile.

“I’m happy that I was able to match the record set by others in the  past but that was never my ambition here.”

 


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