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Victor Osimhen Scores As Napoli Defeat Udinese 4 – 0
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Victor Osimhen Scores As Napoli Defeat Udinese 4 – 0

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. Udinese - who are unbeaten in their last seven games in all competitions – began the fixture on a bright note, but they leaked the first goal in the 24th minute. Insigne latch...
Osimhen Loses Coach As Napoli Sack Gattuso
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Osimhen Loses Coach As Napoli Sack Gattuso

Victor Osimhen will work under a new coach come next season following the sacking of Gennaro Gattuso by Napoli. Gattuso’s sack was announced by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis after they failed to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League. Needing a win against Hellas Verona on the final day of the season, to pick one of the four Champions League slots, Napoli could only draw 1-1. Napoli took the lead in the 61st minute through Amir Rrahmani who was set up by Osimhen. But Hellas Verona equalised in the 69th minute and held on to quash the hopes of Napoli qualifying for Europe’s premier club competition. The result means Napoli were leapfrogged by Juventus into the top four as the former Serie A champions thrashed Bologna 4-0. They ended the season...
Osimhen scores two as Napoli beat Spezia to boost CL hopes
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Osimhen scores two as Napoli beat Spezia to boost CL hopes

Victor Osimhen’s latest impressive display saw him score two and set up another to help Napoli crush relegation-threatened Spezia 4-1 in Serie A and boost its Champions League hopes on Saturday. Both of Osimhen’s goals came in the first half after Piotr Zielinski’s opener. Roberto Piccoli pulled one back for Spezia but Hirving Lozano restored Napoli’s three-goal advantage. Napoli moved into second, a point above Atalanta, Juventus and AC Milan. Another rival for a top four finish and a Champions League place, Lazio, visited Fiorentina later. Newly crowned Serie A champion Inter also played later, at home to Sampdoria. Spezia also desperately needed the win as it was only three points above the relegation zone, but Napoli look the lead in the 15th minute when Zielinski was left ...
Osihmen scores against Cagliari to Increase Goal Tally
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Osihmen scores against Cagliari to Increase Goal Tally

Victor Osimhen was yet again on target after he opened the scoring for Napoli in their Serie A clash against Cagliari at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium. The Nigerian put Gli Azzuri ahead in the 13th  minute after he was played through by Lorenzo Insigne. Osimhen got on the end of a pass from Insigne before beating Diego Godin with his strength and slotting past Alessio Cragno in Cagliari’s goal. The Champions League and relegation battles crossed paths, as Napoli needed a win to retain third place and maybe even go second, while the Sardinians were in the drop zone along with Benevento and Torino. David Ospina and Faouzi Ghoulam were still out of action, while Cagliari had Razvan Marin suspended, but Radja Nainggolan returned from his ban and Alessio Cragno crucially had recov...
Simy Nwankwo Must Leave Crotone To Get Super Eagles Chance Again – Rohr
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Simy Nwankwo Must Leave Crotone To Get Super Eagles Chance Again – Rohr

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr insists in-form forward Simy Nwankwo must leave modest Serie A side Crotone to boost his chances of playing for the country again. Nwankwo has earned rave reviews due to his superb displays for relegation bound Crotone this season. The 28-year-old has scored 19 league goals for Serse Cosmi’s side this season. Only Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo have registered more goals than him in the Italian top flight this term. The forward has been overlooked by Rohr since the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where he was named in the squad on the back of his impressive showing for Crotone. “I know Simy very well, it was me who called him for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He performed well at that competitio...
Osimhen Scores against Bologna to mark Napoli Return
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Osimhen Scores against Bologna to mark Napoli Return

Victor Osimhen scored on his return from injury to help Napoli secure a 3-1 victory over Bologna in Sunday’s Serie A match. The 22-year-old has been out of action since February 21 when he suffered a head trauma against Atalanta in a league game. The Nigeria international landed awkwardly and hit his head on the turf following a collision with Cristian Romero in the encounter. The forward was subsequently rushed to the hospital, where he spent the night, but after undergoing several tests, he was cleared of any serious injury but advised to rest before playing again. Subsequently, Osimhen missed the Parthenopeans’ last seven games, including last Wednesday’s draw against Sassuolo. On Sunday, the Super Eagles forward made his much-awaited return in style at Diego Armando Mara...
Osihmen Returns, Features in Napoli’s Away Loss
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Osihmen Returns, Features in Napoli’s Away Loss

Some  77 days after playing his last game in the Italian Serie A, Victor Osimhen played for 25minutes yesterday in Napoli’s 2-1 away loss to Verona. Osimhen was last in action for Napoli on November 8 in their 1-0 away win over Bologna before  he joined with Nigeria for the 2021 AFCON Qualifiers against Sierra Leone where he sustained a shoulder injury on November 13 in Super Eagles 4-4 draw at home  against the Leone Star of Sierra Leone  in Benin City. While still recuperating from the injury, Osimhen was tested positive to COVID-19 on January 1 while he was cleared of the virus on Friday January 22. Yesterday, he  came on in  the 65th  minute to replace Andrea Petagna but he could not save his team from going down to Verona in the tie. Osimhen reportedly has a very light bra...
Osimhen Clarifies Role in Controversial Party
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Osimhen Clarifies Role in Controversial Party

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has revealed that he did not host the controversial birthday party, adding that he knew nothing about the party, according to reports. The Napoli star had taken part in a surprise birthday party without wearing a protective mask and the Partenopei have fined the 22-year-old after he tested positive for coronavirus upon his return to Naples after the Christmas holiday. He later apologised to the club and the fans with Napoli stating the most expensive African footballer would be fined for his actions. “Before I went to Nigeria, I told my sister that I wouldn’t celebrate my birthday,” he reportedly said.“I was not in the right mood because of my injury. “On that particular day, I had been asleep for about six hours. When I woke up, my sister asked me...
Osimhen Fined By Napoli For Breaching COVID-19 Rules
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Osimhen Fined By Napoli For Breaching COVID-19 Rules

Super Eagles and Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has been fined two weeks’ wages by Napoli for flouting the club’s COVID-19 regulations. Napoli announced on Friday that Osimhen had contracted coronavirus. A video of the Nigerian posted on Instagram by @equipoarrow where he was seen partying without a face mask and not observing social distancing has reportedly angered his club coach, Gennaro Gattuso. In the video, Osimhen was also seen spraying the musician N500 notes. “Victor Osimhen will be fined for not respecting the club’s regulations,” a tweet from SCC Napoli reads. “The birthday videos showing people without face masks and not social distancing has angered the club and Gattuso.” Osimhen, who joined Napoli in the summer for a record fee from Lille, has scored twice in...
Osimhen Recovers From Shoulder Injury, Returns To Italy For Xmas
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Osimhen Recovers From Shoulder Injury, Returns To Italy For Xmas

Napoli and Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen has reportedly recovered from the shoulder injury which has sidelined him for weeks now and is back in Italy for Christmas, according to reports. The 21-year-old has been sidelined since dislocating his shoulder while on international duty with Nigeria last month. His last match for Gennaro Gatusso’s side was on November 8, when he scored the decisive goal in the 1-0 away win against Bologna. Osimhen has missed 10 games across all competitions for Napoli following the setback. According to Italian news hub La Repulica, the former Wolfsburg striker will return to action when football resumes in January. Osimhen travelled to Belgium last week to receive theraphy from a specialist. The striker has scored twice in eight...