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‘I hope he breaks it’ – Yakubu backs Crotone's Nwankwo to usurp his Nigerian record in Europe

Fifa legend Yakubu Ayegbeni is rooting for Simeon Nwankwo to exceed his prolific goalscoring haul in Europe to become the new Nigeria record-holder.

The Crotone striker was among the goalscorers as his relegation-threatened team crumbled 3-2 to Spezia in Saturday’s Serie A encounter.

In the five-goal thriller, Nwankwo gave his team a 2-1 lead at the Stadio Alberto Picco after profiting from an assist from Niccolo Zanellato.

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As a result of his latest strike, he now boasts 16 goals in the 2020-21 campaign to move closer to Ayegbeni’s European league mark of 17 goals in a single, top-five European League campaign by a Nigerian.