Nigerian Striker Victor Osimhen today scored in Sporting Charleroi’s 1-1 draw away Waasland-Beveren in the Belgian Jupiler League at Beverens Freethielstadion
The former U17 golden boot winner scored his sides only goal in the 20th minute of the testy encounter that saw Charleroi finish with just 9 men
Osimhen who joined Charleroi from Wolfsburg on a season-long loan led the attack for the Zebras partnering Malian striker Adama Niane and was lively all through the game
Charleroi were reduced to 10 men at the beginning of the 2nd half when Marco Ilaimaharitra was sent of for a rash challenge and shortly after Beveren took advantage of the superior numbers and equalized via Ghanian striker Nana Opoku Ampomah
Charleroi could have taken the lead back but were guilty of some profligate marksmanship from Osimhen and Niang
The goal was Osimhens first ever professional goal since he turned professional joined Die Wolfe in 2016 after impressing at the 2015 Fifa U-17 World Cup, committing to a pre-contract agreement which saw him join officially in January 2017, after he turned 18.
He was shipped to Belgium with Charleroi as he searched first-team opportunities after nagging Injuries and a loss of form kept him out at Wolfsburg
The record holder for most goals scored in the U17 tourney was on the pitch for 90 mins before being replaced by Jeremy Perbet who was sent off almost immediately after coming on