'What a shame' - Diego Maradona Jr. criticises referee for ruling out Osimhen's 'goal' vs Cagliari
Published: May 02, 2021
Diego Maradona Jr., the Italian son of late Argentina star with the same name, has taken to social media to criticize the referee for ruling out Victor Osimhen's goal during Napoli's 1-1 draw with Cagliari on Sunday afternoon. Osimhen gave Napoli the lead when he controlled the ball and fired past goalkeeper Alessio...
In-demand Crotone's 19-goal striker Simy reveals why he supported Arsenal as a boy
Published: May 01, 2021
Crotone striker Simeon Tochukwu Nwanwko has admitted that he supported Arsenal when he was growing up due to the exploits of Super Eagles legend Nwankwo Kanu at the club. Olympic gold medalist with the Dream Team in 1996, Kanu spent five years at the Gunners, winning two Premier League titles and two FA Cup medals b...
'I know I'm not Messi' - In-demand Crotone striker Simy opens up on his key attributes
Published: April 29, 2021
Crotone striker Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo is one of the revelations of this season's Italian Serie A. With nineteen goals for relegation candidates Crotone this term, it took his overall tally to 29 in 77 games in the top-flight, making him the highest scoring Nigerian in the history of the Serie A. Despite the ou...
Former Chelsea coach Ranieri wants to sign 8M Euro-rated Super Eagles star for Sampdoria
Published: April 28, 2021
According to the print edition of Italy's sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport, former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri wants to sign Crotone striker Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo for his Sampdoria side in the summer. The Nigeria national teamer has been one of the revelations of the Italian Serie A this season, netting 1...
Crotone goal machine Simy comments on his future, beating Serie A record held by Obafemi Martins
Published: April 25, 2021
Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo has insisted that he is not thinking of his future out of respect for Crotone and their fans. It is a foregone conclusion that the Nigeria international will depart the Sharks in the summer as they are doomed to relegation, with 18 points in 33 games, five matches to the end of the 2020-2021...
Rohr explains Simy's Eagles omission as Crotone star becomes best Nigerian scorer in Serie A history
Published: April 24, 2021
Manager Gernot Rohr continues to overlook Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo for national team call ups despite the striker's consistently finding the net in the last three seasons. The lanky striker has been in the international wilderness for close to three years as he hasn't been included on a Nigeria roster since an Afric...
Napoli striker Osimhen continues his resurgence with fourth goal in eight games
Published: April 22, 2021
Victor Osimhen continued his resurgence as Napoli thrashed Lazio 5-2 at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Thursday night. Having struggled to deliver in the first five months of the season due to a combination of injuries and loss of form, the Nigeria international extended his rich vein of form by getting on t...
Former Napoli midfielder wants Osimhen to be sold if Serie A club plan to reduce playing staff
Published: April 22, 2021
Former Napoli midfielder Giacomo Tedesco has recommended that Victor Osimhen should be sold in the event that The Parthenopeans reduce playing staff. Overall, the Nigeria international has struggled in his first season in Italy in terms of goals, contributing to seven goals (5 goals, 2 assists) in 23 appearances a...
'Could be the Lukaku of Napoli' - Italian pundit draws comparisons between Osimhen and Inter star
Published: April 16, 2021
Sky Sport Italia pundit Alessandro Bonan reckons that Victor Osimhen can have the same impact at Napoli as Romelu Lukaku is doing at Inter Milan, and highlighted that the two strikers have similar attributes. Lukaku is having an excellent season at Inter Milan with 27 goals in 37 games across all competitions while...
Ex-Napoli midfielder claims Osimhen is better than former Chelsea striker Morata
Published: April 14, 2021
Former Napoli midfielder Salvatore Bagni reckons that Victor Osimhen is a better player than ex-Chelsea striker now at Juventus, Alvaro Morata. The Nigeria international has had a difficult first season at Napoli due to injuries but Bagni has backed him to eventually come good. While Osimhen has been involved in ...
Osimhen costing more than Haaland : Serie A legend confident Nigerian will deliver for Napoli
Published: April 10, 2021
Former Lazio and Napoli striker Bruno Giordano, top scorer in the Serie A for the 1978-79 season, is confident that Victor Osimhen will deliver for Napoli in the long run. In truth, the Nigeria national teamer, who netted 18 goals for Lille last term, has had some teething problems in adjusting to the Serie A, scori...
Crotone's Simy two goals away from breaking Nigerian record held by ex-Blackburn striker Yakubu
Published: April 10, 2021
Super Eagles striker Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo was on target but could not prevent relegation candidates Crotone from losing 3-2 to Spezia in a Seria A match staged at the Stadio Alberto Picco (La Spezia) on Saturday. In doing so, Simy took his tally for the season to 16 goals from 30 appearances in the Italian top-f...
Red-hot Crotone striker Simy names Arsenal legend Kanu as his idol, reacts to Genoa transfer link
Published: April 09, 2021
Crotone striker Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo has named Nigeria and Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu as his idol. Simy is in the best form of his career in the Serie A, scoring in five consecutive matches to take his tally to fifteen for the season in the league alone.   The lanky striker had nothing but praise for Kanu, say...
Super Eagles striker Simy proud of 150-game milestone for Crotone
Published: April 07, 2021
Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo says he is proud to hit the 150-game milestone for Italian club Crotone, five years after his arrival from Gil Vicente FC in Portugal. The striker's appearance against Napoli on April 3 took him to 150 appearances for the Sharks in all competitions. He has recorded 73 appearances in the S...
Italian pundit : Napoli would have scored four goals per game with Mertens and Osimhen in squad
Published: April 05, 2021
Sky Sport Italia pundit Fabio Caressa thinks Napoli would have scored up to four goals per game earlier in the season if manager Gennaro Gattuso was able to count on the services of Victor Osimhen and Dries Mertens. While the Nigeria national teamer was unavailable for selection in twenty matches in all competitions...