Napoli boss reveals when he'll make decision about Osimhen's availability for Liverpool clash
Published: September 06, 2022
Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti, as expected, provided a fresh update on the fitness of Victor Osimhen during the mandatory pre-match press conference ahead of his side's UEFA Champions League opener against Liverpool.   It has come to light that the Super Eagles star played through the pain barrier in the ...
Tottenham loanee is defender with the most goal contributions 2022 Europe's Top 5 Leagues
Published: September 05, 2022
According to the statisticians at OPTA, Tottenham Hotspur loanee Destiny Udogie is the defender with the most goal contributions in Europe's Top Five Leagues since the start of 2022, an honour he shares with RB Leipzig's Germany international left-back  David Raum.    The Italy U21 international of Ni...
Italian club advised by Chelsea to play Wales international of African descent at centre-back
Published: September 04, 2022
Luca Gotti, coach of Italian Serie A club Spezia, has revealed that Chelsea have advised him to deploy Ethan Ampadu as a central defender.   The Wales international of Ghanaian descent joined Spezia in August 2022 on a season-long loan from Chelsea.     Ampadu's main position on the pitch of play...
'I knew Victor was there' - Diego Simeone's son convinced he can do well with Osimhen
Published: August 25, 2022
Giovanni Simeone, son of respected Atlético Madrid tactician Diego Simeone, is convinced that he can do well with Victor Osimhen at Napoli.     Last week, Giovanni, an Argentina international, switched to the Naples-based outfit on a season-long loan from Serie A rivals Hellas Verona after a breakout season t...
Ex-Napoli striker claims Osimhen better at heading than Man Utd superstar Ronaldo
Published: August 24, 2022
Former Napoli striker Bruno Giordano, a Serie A champion with The Blues in 1987,  has audaciously claimed that Victor Osimhen is better at heading than Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.   Ronaldo is renowned for his aerial process, having scored some incredible headers including against Wales at th...
One key stat that highlights Osimhen's impressive start to the 2022-2023 season
Published: August 23, 2022
Celebrated football statistics website Whoscored has highlighted Napoli star Victor Osimhen's impressive start to the 2022-2023 campaign by using a key statistic.   The Nigeria national teamer has mustered fifteen shots in his first two games in the Serie A, one more than the entire Juventus team, who had pl...
Osimhen on target for Napoli in 4-0 rout of Serie A new boys
Published: August 21, 2022
Nigeria International, Victor Osimhen, was on the scoresheet in SSC Napoli's big win over Monza. Osimhen's goal aided the Naples based outfit to a dominant 4-0 win over the newly promoted club. This is the second consecutive game that the lanky forward is finding the back of the net. He bagged hi...
Udinese closing in on deal for 2020 Super Eagles invitee
Published: August 21, 2022
Italian Serie A club Udinese are reportedly close to signing 2020 Super Eagles invitee Kingsley Ehizibue.   Transfer market guru Gianluca Di Marzio has reported that Udinese are close to a new signing from the German Bundesliga, the Nigerian fullback Ehizibue from Cologne.   Subject to a routine medical, ...
Osimhen scores and assists as rampaging Napoli destroy Verona in Serie A opener
Published: August 15, 2022
Napoli made the trip to the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi to take on Verona in their opening game of the new Serie A season with the final score ending in a 5-2 scoreline in favour of Luciano Spalletti's men.   Super Eagles hitman Victor Osimhen made the first Napoli line-up for the season and was able t...
Ex-African Footballer of the Year labels Gabriel Jesus a 'massive asset' for Arsenal
Published: August 15, 2022
Former African Footballer of the Year and retired Nigeria international Victor Ikpeba has waxed lyrical about new Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus, describing the Brazilian international as a 'massive asset' for the Gunners.   Jesus arrived at the Emirates Stadium earlier in the transfer window from Premier...
'He wants to make history' - African football guru convinced Osimhen will stay at Napoli
Published: August 07, 2022
Malu Mpasinkatu, widely regarded as Italy's number one pundit on African football matters, is convinced Victor Osimhen will be a Napoli player at the close of the summer transfer window amid speculation linking him with a departure from the Diego Maradona Stadium.     It has been suggested that several Pre...
World's most expensive goalkeeper set to join Super Eagles striker at Napoli
Published: August 01, 2022
Chelsea's second choice goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is set to fly into Naples this week to sign a one-year loan deal with Victor Osimhen's Serie A side, Napoli according to Naples based newspaper Corriere del Mezzogiorno.   The Spaniard has had to play second fiddle to Senegal’s international Edouard ...
Teenage Irish-Nigerian wingback goes the distance for Udinese in 2-0 loss to Chelsea
Published: July 30, 2022
Chelsea concluded their pre-season schedule with a 2-0 win over Italian club Udinese in a behind-closed-doors friendly at the Dacia Arena on Saturday.   The Premier League side defeated the Bianconeri 3-1 in the first of the two friendlies on Friday, with three players of Nigerian descent on parade for Udinese i...
Report : Atalanta in advanced talks to sign Super Eagles winger
Published: July 28, 2022
A report from reliable transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that Super Eagles winger Ademola Lookman is edging closer to a move to Serie A side Atalanta.     The Nigerian winger was deemed surplus to requirements at his parent club RB Leipzig which resulted in consecutive loans to English clubs Fulham an...
'Victor is strong' - Ex-Liverpool and Manchester City striker Balotelli hails Osimhen
Published: July 28, 2022
SSC Napoli continued their pre-season preparations with a 2-2 draw against Turkish Super Lig club Adana Demirspor on Wednesday, July 27.   Three Nigerian players were on parade at Stadio Teofilo Patini (Castel di Sangro), with Victor Osimhen starting for the Italian team, while strikers Babajide David and Henry ...