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Super Eagles star nets brace to become highest scoring player in Europe's top 5 Leagues since March

Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Simy Nwankwo continues his impressive performance for Serse Cosmi led Crotone football club of Italy on Saturday afternoon, as he netted a brace in their narrow defeat to Gennaro Gattuso's Napoli Football club in the week 28 of the Italian serie A.

The Nigerian international who has been scoring for fun since the beginning of the season in the Italian serie A was able to continue his classic performance for the relegation threatening Crotone FC, as he scored two fine goals to take his total goals of the season to 15 in the league.

Simy Nwankwo started in the away team's attack alongside Adam Ounas, and he was able to outshine his mates on the pitch.

Goals from Lorenzo Insigne, Victor Osimhen, Dries Mertens, and Giovanni Di Lorenzo were enough to give the home team the victory, despite the fact that Simy Nwankwo netted a brace, and Junior Messias also scored.

Simy Nwankwo was outstanding for the visitors throughout the entire duration, and all his efforts to score a hat-trick were not successful.

With Simy Nwankwo's brace against Napoli FC, it means he has become the highest scoring player since the beginning of March in the Europe's top five leagues with 8 goals scored.

"Best goalscorers in the top-5 European Leagues since the start of March 2021:

8 Simy Nwankwo

7 Robert Lewandowski

5 Kelechi Iheanacho

5 Karim Benzema

5 Gerard Moreno


Simy Nwankwo will now be looking forward to continuing his goal scoring form when Crotone play their next game in few days time, and a brace against Napoli means he has scored the total number of 15 League goals in the Italian serie A this season.

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