Agreement in principle for Chelsea target Osimhen to extend Napoli contract; release clause could be N113.5b
Published: December 13, 2023
Napoli have reached an agreement in principle with Chelsea-linked striker  Victor Osimhen over extending his contract with the club with an official announcement expected to follow soon. This was revealed by  Fabrizio Romano on his X timeline on Wednesday night with the report adding that the new deal will be va...
UCL: Osimhen's backheel goal against Sporting de Braga helps Napoli book spot in round of 16
Published: December 13, 2023
Newly-crowned African football king Victor Osimhen, has opened his Champions League account for the season in Napoli's 2-0 win over Sporting de Braga with his thirty-third minute strike at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.   In the keenly contested fixture, Braga gave away an own goal courtesy of Giovanni D...
Atalanta striker Lookman named in Italian Serie A TOTW after two-goal display against AC Milan 
Published: December 12, 2023
Atalanta striker Ademola Lookman, has been named in Whoscored.com's Italian Serie A Team of the Week for gameweek fifteen.   The former Charlton Athletic man put two goals past Stefan Pioli's AC Milan in a game which Atalanta secured a narrow 3-2 win and picked up maximum points at home to end a four gam...
Osimhen battles Saka, Mbappe, Messi, Ronaldo, 20 others for IFFHS Men's World Best Player 2023
Published: December 11, 2023
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has been nominated for the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) Men's World Best Player 2023.    The main distinction is that the performances of the players for the calendar year were taken into account and not the season.    Osimh...
'One of the best dribblers in Europe' - Peseiro backs Chukwueze to star for AC Milan next season 
Published: December 10, 2023
Jose Peseiro has defended Samuel Chukwueze amid the winger's struggles at seven-time European champions AC Milan.    Chukwueze became the ninth Nigerian player signed by AC Milan this summer and the sixth to make a first team appearance for the Rossoneri, after Aliyu Datti, Taribo West, Kingsley Umunegbu,...
Peseiro's pre-match wish on Lookman comes true: Atalanta striker fires brace in 3-2 win against AC Milan
Published: December 09, 2023
Jose Peseiro's pre-match wish came true as Super Eagles star Ademola Lookman netted a brace to inspire Atalanta to a hard-fought 3-2 win over AC Milan at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo on matchday 15 of the Serie A on Saturday evening.    In an interview with celebrated Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello ...
'Obviously needs time to find his best form' - Napoli coach admits Osimhen is not yet in top condition
Published: December 07, 2023
Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri was on media duties on Thursday before his side's Serie A meeting with Juventus at the Allianz Stadium (Torino) and one of the topics he touched on was the form of Victor Osimhen.    The Napoli number 9 suffered a hamstring-related injury during the international break in O...
Penalty or no penalty? Italy and Inter Milan great Bergomi has his say on incident involving Osimhen
Published: December 04, 2023
Inter Milan showed why they are favourites for the Scudetto on Sunday night at the Diego Maradona Stadium with a statement 3-0 win over Napoli but there was a touch of controversy to some refereeing decisions.    Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri skipped the post-match press conference as he wanted to avoid maki...
'We are at the signing stage' - Napoli chief provides update on Osimhen's contract situation 
Published: December 02, 2023
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has given an update on the contractual situation of Victor Osimhen. The Naples-based club have been in negotiations with the Nigerian striker since the summer but both parties are yet to reach an agreement on the details of the new contract. The situation has not been he...
Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri reveals exactly why Osimhen did not start 4-2 defeat to Real Madrid 
Published: November 30, 2023
Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri has explained why Victor Osimhen was not handed a starting berth in his side's 4-2 loss to Real Madrid in a Champions League clash at the Santiago Bernabéu on Wednesday night.    Much of the pre-match talk centered on whether the Nigeria international was going to be named i...
Chukwueze finally opens his AC Milan account in defeat against Borussia Dortmund
Published: November 29, 2023
Samuel Chukwueze scored his first-ever goal for AC Milan in their 3-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund on matchday 5 of the UEFA Champions League played at the San Siro on Tuesday night. Marco Reus gave Borussia Dortmund the lead from the penalty spot after Jamie Bynoe-Gittens was brought down by David Calabria. It ...
Will Osimhen start against Real Madrid? Napoli coach reveals when he will make decision
Published: November 28, 2023
Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri addressed the media in Spain at the mandatory pre-match press conference before the  Champions League group stage matchday five clash against Real Madrid.    The Italian football tactician kept his cards close to his chest when asked whether Victor Osimhen will be named in the sta...
AC Milan coach explains why Chukwueze has had a difficult start, praises winger for performance v Fiorentina 
Published: November 27, 2023
Speaking at the pre-match press conference before his side's Champions League meeting with Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli acknowledged that Samuel Chukwueze has had a difficult start to his Rossoneri career.   The Nigeria international joined AC Milan at the end of July, ending his associa...
Youngest Serie A player in history: AC Milan's Camarda breaks record held by Super Eagles-eligible CB Amey
Published: November 26, 2023
The biggest story of the Serie A meeting between AC Milan and Fiorentina at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on Saturday night was neither Samuel Chukwueze making his first back-to-back start in the Italian top flight nor Theo Hernández's game-winning goal from the penalty spot, allnigeriasoccer.com reports.   ...
'The best player in Serie A' - Napoli coach highlights importance of Osimhen after game-winning assist
Published: November 25, 2023
Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri revealed his admiration for Victor Osimhen after the striker's game-winning assist against Atalanta on Saturday, saying he's delighted to be coaching the best player in the Serie A.   Approximately six  weeks after he suffered a hamstring injury in a friendly against Saudi...