Super Eagles Watch: Victor Osimhen scores stoppage-time winner in Charleroi’s 3-2 comeback win against impressive Waregem

Credit: Bruno Fahy
Charleroi’s head coach Felice Mazzu and Victor Osimhen celebrate during the Jupiler Pro League game between Sporting Charleroi and SV Zulte Waregem on Sunday, October 21, 2018 in Charleroi

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Victor Osimhen netted twice on Sunday, as Royal Sporting Charleroi came from behind to snatch a dramatic 3-2 win against visiting Zulte Waregem in the Jupiler Pro League.

The brace took the striker’s tally to four goals in the league and five in all competitions this season.

The hosts went into the break with a 1-0 lead, with Peruvian forward Cristian Benavente firing in from distance after latching on to a loose ball.

However, Felice Mazzu’s men found themselves trailing after 33-year-old Tunisian striker Harbaoi Hamdi struck twice in the space of 10 minutes, with his first coming from the penalty spot.

The lead lasted for only two minutes, though, as Osimhen pulled the home team level.

The U17 World Cup winner then scored his second in the fifth minute of added time to deny the visitors a point.

Benavente turned provider, creating space for himself before crossing to the former Wolfsburg man, who rose above his marker to head home, sparking scenes of wild celebrations.

Osimhen was voted man of the match by Charleroi fans•

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