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Osimhen suffers head injury as Napoli lose unbeaten record
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Osimhen suffers head injury as Napoli lose unbeaten record

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen suffered an injury to his head, as they lost 3-2 to Inter Milan on Sunday. Osimhen was replaced by Andrea Petagna four minutes before the hour mark, as Luciano Spalletti’s men lost their first Serie A match of the 2021/2022 season. The Super Eagles frontman could not continue the game, following a clash of heads with Inter Milan defender, Skriniar. Napoli took the lead in the 17th minute through Piotr Zielinski, but Hakan Calhanoglu levelled from the penalty spot eight minutes later. Inter then took the lead before the break through Ivan Perisic and made it 3-1 after Joaquin Correa set up Lautaro Martinez. Dries Mertens pulled one back with 12 minutes left on the clock. Despite the defeat, Napoli are still top of the table and face Lazio n...
Inter Milan vs Napoli: Osimhen recognized as most Impressive striker in Serie A
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Inter Milan vs Napoli: Osimhen recognized as most Impressive striker in Serie A

Italy and Inter Milan legend, Giuseppe Bergomi has described Victor Osimhen as the most impressive striker in the Italian Serie A. Napoli face Inter Milan in a Serie A cracker on Saturday at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza and Osimhen is expected to lead the attack for Luciano Spalletti’s men. Osimhen has not scored in his last three matches in the Serie A before the last international break. Bergomi singled out the Nigeria International as the striker who has impressed him the most in the Italian top flight. “Mine was another football, but Osimhen gave me a good impression, he has speed and physical strength,” he told Stylo24 when asked if it would have been hard for him to mark Osimhen. “I have to admit that he is the striker who has impressed me the most in this ch...
Osimhen’s revs a huge danger for Inter Milan, warns legendary Bergomi
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Osimhen’s revs a huge danger for Inter Milan, warns legendary Bergomi

The 57-year-old Nerazzurri legend heaps praise on the 22-year-old Super Eagle and warns his former to raise their defensive line Legendary Italy defender Giuseppe Bergomi has warned Inter Milan to raise their defensive line when they come face to face with Napoli striker Victor Osimhen in a Serie A fixture on Sunday. The Parthenopeans will resume their chase for the Italian title after the international break when they travel to face the Nerazzurri at San Siro Stadium.  
Rohr makes demand from Super Eagles’ Players after 1-1 draw with Cape Verde
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Rohr makes demand from Super Eagles’ Players after 1-1 draw with Cape Verde

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has called for improvements from his squad, following a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde in their final 2022 World Cup qualifier. Nigeria took the lead through Victor Osimhen, but conceded an equalizer five minutes later. The result was enough to send the three-time African champions into the play-offs. “The improvement I want to see is for us to exploit the opportunities we have to score, to be more effective defensively and also play quicker from behind – it is still too slow from behind for me. “Our central defenders still take much time to take the ball forward. So, we have to work on that,” Rohr told the media. Nigeria will face any of Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali or DR Congo for a place at Qatar 2022. ...
World Cup Qualifiers: Cape Verde draw was like a victory for Super Eagles – Rohr
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World Cup Qualifiers: Cape Verde draw was like a victory for Super Eagles – Rohr

Regardless of the outcome against the Blue Sharks, the Super Eagles handler was pleased to see his team progress Nigeria’s 1-1 draw against Cape Verde in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier was like a win, according to coach Gernot Rohr. Heading for the last Group C game against Bubista’s men, the three-time African champions knew that victory or a draw would power them into the third round. Like a house on fire, the Super Eagles took an early lead through Napoli star Victor Osimhen in the first minute, while Stopira levelled matters four minutes later after profiting from an assist from Kenny Santos.  
2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria qualify for World Cup Play-Offs
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2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria qualify for World Cup Play-Offs

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the 2022 World Cup play-offs after finishing top of Group C in the qualifiers on Tuesday night November 16. The game played against Cape Verde at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos ended 1 - 1 Napoli superstar, Victor Osimhen found the net in the first minute of the clash before the visitors responded back four minutes later after Ryan Mendes scored. Nigeria, having finished top of Group C with 13 points, join Senegal, Algeria, Egypt, Mali, Ghana, Morocco, and DR Congo as the 8th country to qualify for the playoffs round. Two more countries are expected to join them tonight. Only five African countries will qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Osimhen makes me lose sleep – Mazzola warns Inter Milan ahead of Napoli clash
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Osimhen makes me lose sleep – Mazzola warns Inter Milan ahead of Napoli clash

Former Inter Milan director, Sandro Mazzola, has warned the club about the threat posed by Victor Osimhen ahead of their Serie A clash with Inter Milan this weekend. Mazzola said Osimhen makes him lose sleep, adding that every time the Super Eagles forward touches the ball, he amazes him. Inter Milan will on Sunday host Napoli in their first game after the international break, on Sunday, November 21. Osimhen has scored nine goals in 13 games for Napoli so far this season. “Spalletti’s team is not to be underestimated. There is that center forward there, Victor Osimhen, who is really strong,” Mazzola told Radio Kiss Kiss. “It makes me lose sleep. Every time he touches the ball, he manages to amaze me; it’s surprising.” Osimhen joined Napoli from Lille in 20...
World Cup Qualifiers: ‘The game was not easy for us’ – Nigeria’s Rohr reflects on Liberia win
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World Cup Qualifiers: ‘The game was not easy for us’ – Nigeria’s Rohr reflects on Liberia win

The Super Eagles needed two penalties to overcome the Lone Star and the German tactician admitted it was a tough contest Coach Gernot Rohr admitted Liberia was not an easy opponent for Nigeria in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier. The Super Eagles won the reverse fixture 2-0 with Kelechi Iheanacho netting a first-half brace at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. At the Stade Ibn Batouta, Tangier, Nigeria completed the double over the Lone Star with goals from Victor Osimhen and super-sub Ahmed Musa settling the encounter.  
Musa equals Ighalo’s Nigeria scoring record with Liberia strike
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Musa equals Ighalo’s Nigeria scoring record with Liberia strike

Thanks to his effort against the Lone Star, the winger has become Super Eagles’ seventh joint-top scorer in football history Ahmed Musa’s last gasp effort in Nigeria’s 2-0 triumph over Liberia has seen him match Odion Ighalo to become the seventh joint-top scorer in Nigeria football history with 16 goals. The winger became the Super Eagles’ most capped player in international football when he replaced Kelechi Iheanacho in the 86th minute. And with barely the last kick of the match, he scored from the penalty spot after goalkeeper Boison Wynney de Souza brought down Victor Osimhen in the box.  
Liberia vs Nigeria: Super Eagles edge closer to World Cup qualification with 2-0 win
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Liberia vs Nigeria: Super Eagles edge closer to World Cup qualification with 2-0 win

Nigeria have defeated Liberia 2-0 in a 2022 World Cup qualifying game played Saturday evening in Tangiers. Victor Osimhen and Ahmed Musa both scored from the spot, as the Super Eagles boosted their chances of qualifying for the tournament. Referee, Youssef Essrayri first pointed to the spot in the first half after goalkeeper Boison Wynney brought down Kelechi Iheanacho in the area. Osimhen stepped forward and converted his kick in the 15th minute. Musa then wrapped up the points late in the game with another penalty. Nigeria continue to lead Group C with 12 points from five games, two more than Cape Verde who they will meet in their final qualifier.
Liberia vs Nigeria: We’re missing three players – Super Eagles coach, Rohr
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Liberia vs Nigeria: We’re missing three players – Super Eagles coach, Rohr

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has said that his team is missing three players ahead of their Saturday’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying tie against Liberia on Saturday. Rohr’s men are currently camping in Morocco, the venue of the next FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the Lone Stars. His team trained for the first time on Tuesday and 21 players were in attendance with Odion Ighalo, Victor Osimhen and John Noble missing. Speaking with the media after the session in Tangier, Rohr said he’s satisfied with the work of the players. “We had 21 players and two goalkeepers. We are still missing three players. They will come tomorrow. It was a good session. We started at our hotel this morning to recover,” Rohr said. “We train in the afternoon, to see how it’s he...
Liberia vs Nigeria: Osimhen speaks on Ighalo’s return to Super Eagles
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Liberia vs Nigeria: Osimhen speaks on Ighalo’s return to Super Eagles

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen has opened up on how he feels about the return of Odion Ighalo to the national team. Handlers of the Super Eagles recalled Ighalo to the national team for the World Cup qualifying matches against Liberia and Cape Verde citing the need for experienced players in the squad. The former Manchester United striker retired from the Super Eagles more than two years ago. Other young strikers such as Taiwo Awuniyi, who is making waves in Germany, Paul Onuachu, among other are taking Europe by storm yet Nigerian coach recalled Ighalo from retirement. Asked about the return of the striker, Osimhen told the Super Eagles media team that he is looking forward to playing with him, adding, “It’s good for the team and of course the coaches and the Federation know...
Osimhen arrives, Ighalo still absent as Nigeria intensify training for Liberia
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Osimhen arrives, Ighalo still absent as Nigeria intensify training for Liberia

The Napoli star has joined the rest of the Super Eagles squad for the Lone Star’s game, whereas the Saudi based star is still expected to arrive Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has joined the rest of the Super Eagles squad as they intensify preparations for Saturday’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualification fixture against Liberia. The youngster was part of the Parthenopean team that settled for a 1-1 draw with Verona in Sunday’s Serie A fixture. However, he has teamed up with Gernot Rohr’s side in Tangier for the crunch fixture against Peter Butler’s men, and he was part of the three-time African champions’ gym session.  
‘Without Africans, Napoli will be less brilliant’ – Former Italy international Bagni
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‘Without Africans, Napoli will be less brilliant’ – Former Italy international Bagni

The Serie A leaders will miss the services of Kalidou Koulibaly against Verona and potentially Victor Osimhen who is nursing an injury Former Italy international Salvatore Bagni believes Napoli will not be nearly as good a side without their African players in the squad. The Naples charges have Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly and Cameroon midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa as regulars in the ongoing campaign. While Osimhen is set to miss the Europa League match against Legia Warsaw on Thursday due to an injury, Koulibaly and Zambo Anguissa are set to feature.  
Osimhen rated ahead of Mbappe
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Osimhen rated ahead of Mbappe

Napoli manager, Luciano Spalletti, has said he has always rated Victor Osimhen ahead of Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe. When former Lazio chief, Walter Sabatini, was asked to choose between Osimhen and Mbappé, he went for the Nigerian striker. “If I were to pick one of them, I’d go for Osimhen. “He is unstoppable because he can run onto seemingly impossible balls and make them count. “Right now, I would choose Osimhen,” Sabatini told the Corriere dello Sport. Spalletti was also asked the same question ahead of Sunday’s Serie A clash with Roma. “I agree with what he said and I have always thought that,” Spalletti replied.
Napoli lucky to have Osimhen – Spalletti
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Napoli lucky to have Osimhen – Spalletti

Napoli manager, Luciano Spalletti, has said the club is fortunate to have Victor Osimhen in its ranks. Spalletti described the Nigerian striker as “a great professional who is eager to learn”, following their 3-0 win against Legia Warsaw in the Europa League. Osimhen came on before the hour mark to replace Hirving Lozano and got on the score sheet. Spalletti, speaking to Football Italia, also explained how he has worked to improve the talent of Osimhen, who has also scored five goals in Serie A for Napoli from seven appearances. “He [Osimhen] is accustomed to galloping in wide-open spaces, so coming back to get the ball or support his teammate and then make the run are things he is still learning. “He’s a great professional, a lovely guy who is eager to learn and improve. ...
PSG ready to bring Osimhen back to France
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PSG ready to bring Osimhen back to France

Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are considering making a move to sign Victor Osimhen from Napoli, according to Calciomercato. It is being reported that the Ligue 1 club could offer Mauro Icardi in a cash plus swap deal for the Nigerian striker. PSG are looking to offload Icardi, who is unsettled due to his marital problems with his wife and agent Wanda-Nara. And they believe Osimhen, who has played in France with Lille, is the perfect replacement. Osimhen has begun this season in fine form, after struggling to settle into Serie A football last year. Osimhen joined Napoli from Lille for 81.3m euros in 2020 and although he scored 10 goals in 24 league games in his debut campaign, more was expected from him. However, this season, he is finally showing why Napoli paid top dolla...
Serie A: Osimhen reacts as his goal sends Napoli top of table
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Serie A: Osimhen reacts as his goal sends Napoli top of table

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, has reacted after his goal saw his Italian side beat Torino 1-0 on Sunday. Osimhen netted the crucial goal with 10 minutes left, rising highest to head in a deflected clearance. The victory is Luciano Spalletti side’s eight consecutive win in Serie A. It was also Osimhen’s fifth goal in seven games played in the league and eighth in nine appearances in all competitions. ”Unbelievable atmosphere, thank you for your support, we keep going like this @sscnapoli,” Osimhen tweeted after the game. Sunday’s win saw Napoli overtake AC Milan to go top in the league table
‘Osimhen blessed with nose to score goals’ – Ex-Super Eagle Paschal sings praises of Napoli star
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‘Osimhen blessed with nose to score goals’ – Ex-Super Eagle Paschal sings praises of Napoli star

  The 46-year-old former Super Eagle praises the Partenopei forward saying he could be deadly Former Nigeria player Patrick Paschal has praised Victor Osimhen who has impressed for Napoli so far this season. The 22-year-old Super Eagle has so far managed four goals for the Partenopei in Serie A accumulated from six appearances. He also scored two goals in the Europa League which came against Leicester City in the 2-2 draw at King Power Stadium. His current run of form has caught the eye of the 46-year-old Paschal, who also played for the Super Eagles, managing 11 caps.  
Victor Osimhen names three players who inspired his football career
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Victor Osimhen names three players who inspired his football career

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, has named three football legends that inspired him to become one of the best young strikers in the world. According to Osimhen, Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, and fellow Nigerians, John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo, inspired him to reach greater heights. The 22-year-old is enjoying his best start to a Serie A season after joining Napoli from Lille in the summer of 2020. The Super Eagles forward has so far scored nine goals for both club and country this season and has now explained his inspiration, how it feels to play in one of the world’s top leagues. “It feels good, it all started like a dream, boyhood dream from the slum,” Osimhen said in a chat with an international teammate, William Troost-Ekong, on the latter’s YouTube channel. “I just w...
Nigeria not the best when it comes to African football right now – Ikpeba
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Nigeria not the best when it comes to African football right now – Ikpeba

The 48-year-old former star insists the Super Eagles are not well equipped to dominate African football at the moment Former Nigerian forward Victor Ikpeba has claimed the Super Eagles are not the best team when it comes to African football now. The 48-year-old, who made 31 appearances for the Super Eagles during his playing time and managed to score seven goals, was reacting to the team’s mixed results in the 2022 World Cup qualifying matches. Nigeria under coach Gernot Rohr came up against the Central African Republic losing the first meeting 1-0 at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos but they recovered to beat them 2-0 three days later courtesy of goals from Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen.  
Central African Republic vs Nigeria: Referee accused of helping Super Eagles win
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Central African Republic vs Nigeria: Referee accused of helping Super Eagles win

Coach of the Central African Republic, Raoul Savoy, has blamed their 2-0 defeat to Nigeria in a 2022 World Cup qualifier on poor officiating. Having defeated the Super Eagles 1-0 in Lagos, the Wild Beasts were hoping to complete a stunning double over their highly-rated opponents. However, Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen scored late in the first half, to seal maximum points for the three-time African champions. But Savoy claims Nigeria earned their result because they were helped by Rwandan referee Louis Hakizimana. “My players did well and I’m very proud of their performance. “Nigeria played with 12 men because the referee helped them to win. “The first goal was from an offside position and my goalkeeper was fouled for the second goal. “We did not concede against Ni...
Nigeria exact revenge on Central African Republic with 2-0 win
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Nigeria exact revenge on Central African Republic with 2-0 win

Nigeria on Sunday avenged their 1-0 defeat to the Central African Republic, with a 2-0 victory. The three-time African champions were shocked at home by the Wild Beasts on Thursday, in a 2022 World Cup qualifying game. However, on Sunday, Gernot Rohr’s men made their superiority count in Douala, Cameroon. Leon Balogun volleyed the Super Eagles into the lead in the first half before Victor Osimhen doubled their advantage just before the break. Osimhen failed to add another goal, as he saw his effort blocked on the line. With this win, Nigeria remain top of Group C with nine points from four games while CAR remain on four points
Napoli star Victor Osimhen wins Serie A Player of the Month award
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Napoli star Victor Osimhen wins Serie A Player of the Month award

Napoli and Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen has been named Serie A's Player of the Month for September following his amazing start to the 2021-22 season. The 22-year-old poacher beat Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella, AC Milan's Brahim Diaz and Fiorentina's Giacomo Bonaventura to the award organised by the Italian Footballers' Association. Osimhen scored seven goals in six matches across all competitions for Luciano Spalletti's side in September. After he failed to hit the target in Napoli's 2-1 victory over Juventus on September 11, the former Lille striker scored at least a goal in each of the three league matches he played later. Osimhen's brillance in front of goal powered Napoli to the top of the Serie A table and they are yet to drop a point with 21 points from ...
‘Make your kids, parents understand how disgusting it is to hate skin colour’ – Osimhen
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‘Make your kids, parents understand how disgusting it is to hate skin colour’ – Osimhen

The West African has challenged the fans to teach their kin to have respect for all and avoid discrimination Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has taken to his social media account to challenge everyone to speak to their children and parents and discourage them against racism. As per Goal Italy the Super Eagle, as well as Senegal's Kalidou Koulibaly and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa of Cameroon, were racially abused in Napoli's 2-1 win away to Fiorentina at Artemio Franchi Stadium at the weekend. During the match, Lucas Martinez converted a Dusan Vlahovis pass in the 28th minute to give the hosts a lead.  
Osimhen: Napoli star’s scoring run ends against Fiorentina
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Osimhen: Napoli star’s scoring run ends against Fiorentina

Prior to the game against the Purples, the Nigerian striker had scored in his last five matches for the Parthenopeans Victor Osimhen’s impressive goalscoring run for Napoli came to an end as the Parthenopeans secured a 2-1 comeback win against Fiorentina. Heading into Sunday’s Serie A outing, the Nigeria international had found the net in his last five games for Luciano Spalletti’s men in all competitions. Still bitter about their 3-2 loss to Spartak Moscow in Thursday's Europa League fixture, Spalletti’s team travelled to Stadio Artemio Franchi with the desire to bouncing back to winning ways. Nevertheless, it was the hosts who took a 28th-minute lead through Lucas Martinez Quarta. Benefitting from a smart work by Dusan Vlahovis, the Argentine curled his shot past goalkeeper Dav...
Osimhen reveals inspiration behind impressive Napoli goalscoring run
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Osimhen reveals inspiration behind impressive Napoli goalscoring run

  The Super Eagles has had a remarkable outing in September, with a contribution of at least a goal in each of his last five matches Victor Osimhen revealed that the love he gets from fans and everyone at Napoli inspires him to "fly" for the club whenever he’s called upon. The 22-year-old made up for his red card in Napoli’s opening game of the season against Venezia, by scoring seven goals in his last five matches for the team. His tally of four Serie A goals has helped Luciano Spalletti's men maintain their perfect league start which puts them atop of the table with 18 points after six matches.  
2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Osimhen in, Bassey handed maiden Nigeria call-up
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2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Osimhen in, Bassey handed maiden Nigeria call-up

The Super Eagles have named a strong squad for October’s World Cup qualifiers against Raoul Savoy’s Wild Beasts Coach Gernot Rohr has announced his 23-man Nigeria squad that will take on the Central African Republic in October’s double-header 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers. The three-time African kings would be hoping to extend their perfect start in Group C when they take on coach Raoul Savoy’s Wild Beasts en route to potentially qualifying for the global football showpiece. To tackle these games, the German tactician has named a strong squad with Napoli star Victor Osimhen, Genk’s Paul Onuachu and Rangers’ Joe Aribo making the cut.  
Victor Osimhen has potential to win next African Footballer Of The Year Award – Kanu Nwank
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Victor Osimhen has potential to win next African Footballer Of The Year Award – Kanu Nwank

Former Super Eagles of Nigeria and Arsenal striker, Nwankwo Kanu has expressed his optimism that Napoli striker Victor Osimhen could become the next Nigerian to be crowned African Footballer of The Year .. Osimhen is the highest goalscorer in Europe at the moment and his club Napoli lead in the Serie A and Kanu, who was the last Nigerian to win the African Player of The Year award in 1999 after winning it earlier in 1996 says that the performance of Osimhen in the Italian Seria A is a clear indication that he can win the coveted award soon. Speaking after the World Heart Day walk in Abuja on Wednesday, September 29, Nwankwo Kanu said; “Osimhen, if you ask me, is the best player in Italy and if any of the current crop of Nigerian players is going to win the African Player o...
Osimhen nets twice to send Napoli top of Serie A
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Osimhen nets twice to send Napoli top of Serie A

The Nigeria striker was in sensational form against Sampdoria on Thursday Victor Osimhen delivered arguably his finest Napoli performance so far with a brace as the Partenopei dispatched Sampdoria 4-0 on Thursday to move to top spot in the Serie A standings. The Nigeria striker opened the scoring in the 10th minute when his mis-hit effort was accidentally carried over the goalmouth by Samp stopper Emil Audero after being played in by Lorenzo Insigne. His second came five minutes into the second half, when he was picked out by Hirving Lozano’s delightful cross from the right flank and finished from close range.  
‘His athletic strength can be devastating’ – Osimhen is Lukaku’s ‘heir’, says Zola
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‘His athletic strength can be devastating’ – Osimhen is Lukaku’s ‘heir’, says Zola

The Italian football great has compared the Nigerian frontman and the Chelsea star ahead of the Parthenopeans’ clash with Sampdoria   Victor Osimhen’s athletic strength can be devastating, according to Gianfranco Zola, who has described the Napoli striker as Romelu Lukaku’s "heir". The Nigeria international took his tally for the season to three in four matches after finding the net in the Parthenopeans’ 4-0 triumph over Udinese on Monday night. Prior to his effort against the White and Blacks, Osimhen had gotten a brace as Luciano Spalletti’s men played out a 2-2 draw with Leicester City in a Uefa Europa Cup fixture.
Zola warns Chelsea, identifies Nigerian striker as Lukaku’s successor at Stamford Bridge
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Zola warns Chelsea, identifies Nigerian striker as Lukaku’s successor at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea legend, Gianfranco Zola, has warned the club not to take anything for granted when they tackle Juventus in the Champions League on September 29 at the Allianz Stadium. Zola also identified Nigerian and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, as Romelu Lukaku’s heir at Chelsea. “Chelsea shouldn’t take anything for granted,” Zola told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “Tuchel is an intelligent coach and Chelsea are a top team. The game against Tottenham was impressive. There is a lot of quality there. They withstood the impact of Spurs in the first half and won the game in the second half, by scoring three goals. “However, Juventus never die, the first half against Milan was good. They can make up for lost ground in Serie A.” Zola added, “Napoli are really strong in every department....
Osimhen and Koulibaly lead Napoli past Udinese
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Osimhen and Koulibaly lead Napoli past Udinese

The in-form Nigeria striker scored his first league goal of the season as the Blues overpowered Luca Gotti's White and Blacks Victor Osimhen scored his first Serie A goal of the 2021-22 campaign as Napoli silenced Udinese 4-0 on Monday night. Still fresh from his splendid performance in Thursday’s Europa League performance against Leicester City – where he scored a brace at the King Power Stadium, the Nigeria international was named in the Parthenopeans’ starting XI. In a 4-3-3 formation adopted by manager Luciano Spalletti, Osimhen led the charge for goals alongside Lorenzo Insigne and Matteo Politano.  
2022 World Cup qualifiers: How Nigeria players celebrated Cape Verde win
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2022 World Cup qualifiers: How Nigeria players celebrated Cape Verde win

  Gernot Rohr's men survived an initial scare in Mindelo then they secured their second group win in as many matches Super Eagles stars including Kenneth Omeruo, Henry Onyekuru and Chidozie Awaziem joined Nigerians in celebrating their 2-1 victory over Cape Verde with their social media updates. The three-time African champions maintained their 100% start to their 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday, thanks to Victor Osimhen’s equaliser and an own goal from Kenny Rocha Santos that sealed a crucial away win for them.      
Osimhen to face Juventus as red card for Heymans challenge rescinded
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Osimhen to face Juventus as red card for Heymans challenge rescinded

The Nigeria international sat out of the triumph over Genoa, but will be available against the Old Lady on Saturday Victor Osimhen’s two-game ban for violent conduct against Daan Heymans during a Serie A game against Venezia has been rescinded following a successful appeal by Napoli. The Nigeria international was sent off during the first half of the Blues’ 2-0 victory by referee Gianluca Aureliano last month after he appeared to have hit Heymans during a corner kick. That was the second time the former Wolfsburg and Lille man had been sent off since the commencement of his professional career.
Lille reveal Victor Osimhen’s transfer fee to Napoli
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Lille reveal Victor Osimhen’s transfer fee to Napoli

Lille have confirmed that Napoli paid €68 million to sign Victor Osimhen. The Ligue 1 club’s president, Olivier Letang, made this disclosure. Letang, who succeeded Gerard Lopez in December, debunked reports that they received €81m for the Super Eagles striker in July 2020. Osimhen joined Napoli on a five-year contract following an impressive debut season in the French top-flight. Letang, in response to Lopez who claimed Osimhen was sold for €71.3m with €10m bonuses, told L’Equipe: “Initially everyone thinks that the sale of Osimhen is 81 million euros. “The sale of Osimhen on the transfer agreement is 68 million euros. Four players arrived from Naples. “The valuation of these four players, in aggregate, is according to the specialized players a maximum of 500,000 euros....
2022 World Cup qualifiers: Osimhen, Iheanacho prepare to lead Super Eagles attack in match against Liberia
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2022 World Cup qualifiers: Osimhen, Iheanacho prepare to lead Super Eagles attack in match against Liberia

Nigeria's top strikers, Victor Osimhen and Kelechi Iheanacho are set to lead the Super Eagles attack in Friday’s September 3, 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying clash against the Lone Star of Liberia. According to reports emerging from the Super Eagles camp, Osimhen and Iheanacho have impressed coach Gernot Rohr in their training camp and will start against Liberia in Lagos. Paul Onuachu and Terem Moffi, the two other strikers in the team will reportedly come off the bench if the need arises. Nigeria will play the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde in a matchday two fixture next week Tuesday at the Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena , Mindelo.
Everyone involved was wrong – Serie A President on Victor Osimhen’s red card
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Everyone involved was wrong – Serie A President on Victor Osimhen’s red card

President of the Italian Serie A, Gabriele Gravina, has reacted to the red card issued to Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen during Napoli’s 2-0 win over Venexia last weekend. The President said that everyone involved in the incident: Osimhen, Venezia midfielder Daan Heymans and referee Gianluca Aureliano were all wrong. Italian referee, Aureliano had on match day one flashed Osimhen a straight red card midway through the first half of the clash at the newly-promoted side. Some pundits suggested that Osimhen should have been awarded a penalty as Heymans tugged his shirt during a corner kick tussle. Referee reported Osimhen case as a violent conduct and the Nigeria international was slammed with a two-match suspension. But Gravina is convinced that all the three parties involved were...
Napoli to appeal Osimhen’s two-match ban
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Napoli to appeal Osimhen’s two-match ban

The Partenopei have disclosed that they will appeal the punishment imposed on the Nigerian striker following his dismissal against Venezia Napoli have announced that they will appeal the two-game ban meted out to Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen following his dismissal during the Partenopei's 2-0 victory over Venezia on Sunday. The forward was given the marching orders in the 22nd minute by referee Gianluca Aureliano for violent conduct against Daan Heymans after appearing to strike the opposition during a corner. The was the first time ever that the former Wolfsburg and Lille man has been sent off in a league encounter during his professional career.
Osimhen sent off against Venezia
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Osimhen sent off against Venezia

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen was shown a straight red card as they won 2-0 at Venezia on Sunday. It was their opening game of the 2021/2022 Serie A season. Osimhen was sent off for violent conduct on Daan Heymans before a corner-kick in the 23rd minute. Despite the numerical disadvantage, Luciano Spalletti’s men held their nerve and prevented their opponents from scoring. Lorenzo Insigne and Eljif Elmas both scored in the 62nd and 72nd minutes respectively to ensure they got maximum points. Osimhen will now miss Napoli’s next two Serie A matches against Genoa and Juventus. The 24-year-old scored 10 goals in 24 Serie A matches last campaign.
Spalletti warns Osimhen after red card in Napoli win over Venexia
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Spalletti warns Osimhen after red card in Napoli win over Venexia

The Nigeria international will be expected to miss Napoli's next two Serie A matches against Genoa and Juventus, on August 29 and September 11 Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti has warned striker Victor Osimhen to watch his reactions in future assignments after getting sent off in the 2-0 win over Venexia on Sunday. In the Serie A match played at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, the Nigeria international was punished for violent conduct on Daan Heymans during a corner-kick situation in the 23rd minute. Despite the numerical disadvantage, Spalletti's men held their nerve and prevented their opponents from scoring before half-time, when they made some tactical changes.
You must be careful – Napoli boss, Spalletti warns Osimhen after red card against Venexia
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You must be careful – Napoli boss, Spalletti warns Osimhen after red card against Venexia

Napoli manager, Luciano Spalletti has warned Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen following his red card in their 2-0 win over Serie A newcomers, Venexia on Sunday. Referee Gianluca Aureliano gave Osimhen the matching order in the 23rd minute at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. Osimhen was adjudged to have shoved Venezia midfielder Daan Heymans in the face during a corner kick struggle. “Osimhen’s expulsion? He has to be careful of his emotional reactions. He is a strong attacker and all the defenders will try to help themselves by limiting his physical exuberance,” Spalletti said according to ilnapolista.it. “He will always have his hands on the defenders. He must be careful. The referee was very correct when he explained to me what he saw.”
Koulibaly: Spalletti inspired 10-man Napoli to ‘painful’ victory in Serie A opener
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Koulibaly: Spalletti inspired 10-man Napoli to ‘painful’ victory in Serie A opener

Despite Victor Osimhen's expulsion in the first-half, the Parthenopeans scored two second-half goals to start the season with a win Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has credited manager Luciano Spalletti for their 2-0 victory over Venezia in their Serie A opening game on Sunday. The hosts suffered a huge blow after Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen was shown a straight red card in the 23rd minute for violent conduct. His sending off made Napoli play the majority of the encounter with 10 players, but they still came out on top with goals from Lorenzo Insigne and Eljif Elmas in the second-half.
Osimhen scores two-minute brace as Napoli beat Bayern Munich
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Osimhen scores two-minute brace as Napoli beat Bayern Munich

The Super Eagles striker continued his fine goalscoring form in pre-season with his brilliance at the Allianz Arena Victor Osimhen helped Napoli crush Bayern Munich 3-0 with his two-minute brace in Saturday’s friendly match. After scoring the match-winning goal against Serie C club Pro Vercelli last Saturday, the Nigeria international led the Partenopei's attack in Munich. The 22-year-old linked up with Algeria midfielder Adam Ounas in quick succession as the visitors scored two goals within two minute.
Osimhen nets brace as Napoli crush Bayern Munich
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Osimhen nets brace as Napoli crush Bayern Munich

Victor Osimhen scored twice, as Napoli hammered Bayern Munich 3-0 in a pre-season friendly on Saturday. After scoring the winner against Serie C club Pro Vercelli last weekend, the Super Eagles striker led the Partenopei’s attack again in Munich. Osimhen netted his two goals within two second-half minutes. The first came in the 69th minute, as he combined nicely with Algeria midfielder, Adam Ounas. Zinedine Machach completed the rout for Napoli with five minutes left on the clock. Despite their comfortable win, Napoli suffered a late blow as Ounas was replaced 11 minutes later after he picked up an injury. Osimhen was replaced by Gennaro Tutino in the 80th minute.
Friendly: Osimhen scores four goals in 37 minutes as Napoli thrash Anaunia 12-0
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Friendly: Osimhen scores four goals in 37 minutes as Napoli thrash Anaunia 12-0

Super Eagles Striker, Victor Osimhen, scored four goals in Napoli’s first pre-season friendly under Luciano Spalletti, crushing local side Anaunia 12-0. He scored scored in eight, 20th, 35 and 37th minutes in the game. The new coach set his team out in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Matteo Politano, Eljif Elmas and Adam Ounas fanning out behind Osimhen. North Macedonia international Elmas got the first goal of the campaign, turning in the Ounas assist. Nigerian striker Osimhen then ran wild with four individual goals, joining with a Kostas Manolas header and Stanislav Lobotka strike to end the first half 7-0. The entire outfield 10 changed after the restart, but the goals continued to flow, with Gennaro Tutino, Amato Ciciretti, Zinedine Machach and Andrea Petagna finding the ...
Napoli’s Osimhen can be like Vucinic and Iaquinta under Spalletti – D’Agostino
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Napoli’s Osimhen can be like Vucinic and Iaquinta under Spalletti – D’Agostino

The former Roma and Udinese manager will guide the Super Eagles striker for his second campaign in the Italian top-flight Former Italy international Gaetano D'Agostino believes Victor Osimhen can be like Mirko Vucinic and Vincenzo Iaquinta under new Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti. In his previous managerial spell, Vucinic and Iaquinta are some of the players who stood out under Spalletti in Roma and Udinese respectively. D'Agostino is looking forward to seeing the Nigeria international dazzle in the Serie A next season after scoring 10 league goals in his debut campaign
Osimhen: Napoli coach Spalletti compares Super Eagles star with Mertens and Petagna
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Osimhen: Napoli coach Spalletti compares Super Eagles star with Mertens and Petagna

Gennaro Gattuso played a key role in bringing the 22-year-old to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona last summer Napoli head coach Luciano Spalletti has lauded the qualities of striker Victor Osimhen, comparing him with fellow attackers Dries Mertens and Andrea Petagna. The tactician believes the qualities possessed by the West African are excellent and remains optimistic his team will perform well in the new campaign. "I don’t see why we shouldn’t do well with the current squad; Osimhen falls into this discourse," Spalletti said as quoted by Soccernet.  
Nigeria vs Mexico: All you need to know about friendly, match details, TV schedule
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Nigeria vs Mexico: All you need to know about friendly, match details, TV schedule

  Nigeria will play Mexico in a friendly game on Sunday, July 4. The match has been put together to help the two teams get into the best shape ahead of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, which will commence in September. The Super Eagles prepare for their 2022 World Cup qualification games against Liberia and Cape Verde in September, while El Tricolor will also use the match as part of preparations for the CONCACAF Gold Cup set to kick off in July. Both teams have met five times, with Mexico winning 2-1 during the US Gold Cup match in Texas, while the four other encounters have ended with no winner between both countries. Gernot Rohr’s men have been hit with several withdrawals, including Ola Aina, Victor Osimhen, Tyronne Ebuehi, Simy Nwankwo, Samson Tijani and Frank On...

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