Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen is hopeful he can score more goals after getting his first professional club hat-trick against Sassuolo in a 4-0 win during the weekend.

Osimhen netted three goals with two of them in the first 19 minutes and the last one in the last 10 minutes of the game.

Despite previously starring for Wolfsburg, Chaleroi and LOSC Lille, this is Victor Osimhen first club hat-trick.

The Nigerian goal poacher has now scored seven goals in just eight games, making him the top scorer in the league in four fewer games.

He has also scored half of his total tally in the Seria A (14) last season.

“That was my first professional hat-trick so I’m really excited about it,” Osimhen told BBC Sport Africa.

“It’s been a great return after a few challenges at the start of the season and hopefully I can continue this form.

“As a striker you always want to help your team so I want to stay hungry for more.”

He has become the fifth African to score a hat-trick Italian Serie A after Liberia’s George Weah (for AC Milan in 1998), Cameroon’s Patrick Mboma (Cagliari in 1999), Egypt’s Mohamed Salah (AS Roma in 2016) and Senegal’s Keita Balde (Lazio in 2017).