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Sunday May 9 2021
Agent: ‘Osimhen didn’t listen to criticism’

Victor Osimhen’s agent says the Napoli striker didn’t listen to criticism and reveals the reason why he spoke to Lille’s coach, who has been linked with replacing Gennaro Gattuso.

The Nigeria international scored a brace in Napoli’s 4-1 over Spezia on Sunday.

The 22-year-old has ten goals in 27 appearances across all competitions this term.

“Victor is happy for the victory and he is feeling well at Napoli. When he scores goals, everything becomes easier,” his agent William D’Avila told Radio Kiss Kiss.

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Saturday May 8 2021
Highlights: Spezia 1-4 Napoli

Watch as Napoli blow Spezia apart with the pace of Victor Osimhen, who scored two and created another for Hirving Lozano.

The Nigeria international was also involved in the build-up to the opening goal, which eventually saw Giovanni Di Lorenzo pull back for Piotr Zielinski.

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Monday May 3 2021
Osimhen reassures fans: 'I'm fine'

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen reassured fans he’s doing well after a nasty clash of heads in the 1-1 draw with Cagliari. ‘I can’t wait for the next game’.

The Nigerian centre-forward scored the Partenopei’s goal and was heavily involved in most of what the home side produced.

But after a nasty clash of heads with Luca Ceppitelli, he was replaced by Dries Mertens after 76 minutes.

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Tuesday April 27 2021
Media watch: 'Osimhen leaps like a sprinter'

The Italian sports pages praise Napoli forward Victor Osimhen’s performance against Torino on Monday. ‘He leaps like a sprinter’.

Osimhen scored the second goal in the 2-0 win on Monday and helped Napoli climb to joint third in Serie A with Juventus and Milan.

The Nigerian has proved himself in the second half of the campaign and scored his seventh goal in 19 Serie A games for the Partenopei since his move from LOSC Lille last summer.

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Wednesday April 14 2021
Osimhen vows to help the woman selling water on the streets of Lagos

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen contacted the woman who sells water on the streets of Lagos. ‘It hurts me to see you like this, I’m here to help you’.

Osimhen was moved by an image of the Nigerian woman without a leg, forced to sell water in the streets of Lagos.

He saw Mary Daniel’s tired face, with a basin on her head full of bottles and a shirt saying ‘no pain, no gain’.

Osimhen started searching for the lady, asking for support on social media: “Help me find this woman.”

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Tuesday April 13 2021
'Osimhen reminds me of Cavani'

Intermediary Andrea D’Amico said he’s convinced Victor Osimhen will do well at Napoli. ‘He reminds me of the first Edinson Cavani’.

The 22-year-old has contributed five goals in 16 Serie A games since his move to the Partenopei but he was out from the start of November to mid-January with a shoulder injury and then coronavirus.

D’Amico contributed to Osimhen’s arrival from LOSC Lille last summer and spoke to Radio Marte about the Nigerian striker’s performances in Naples.

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Tuesday April 13 2021
Politano to get the nod against Inter

Napoli forward Matteo Politano seems set to play against his former club Inter on Sunday, as Gennaro Gattuso must cope without Hirving Lozano.

The Partenopei have scheduled to resume training tomorrow, after two and a half days of rest, but Tuttosport highlights the Mexican attacker is suspended for the game against the Nerazzurri.

Coach Gattuso is expected to start Politano on the flank and the former Inter man will be eager to prove Antonio Conte wrong this weekend.

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Tuesday March 30 2021
Osimhen shines for Nigeria

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen was named Man of the Match with a goal and assist in Nigeria’s 3-0 win over Lesotho.

The Africa Cup of Nations qualifier was played this evening and Osimhen was on the pitch for 76 minutes.

His goal opened the scoring after 23 minutes, then he provided the assist for the second from Oghenekaro Etebo.

Osimhen also had an earlier goal disallowed for offside, but now has five in the qualifying campaign.

Paul Onuacho came off the bench to complete the 3-0 victory.

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Saturday March 27 2021
Mertens concern for Napoli

Napoli are awaiting news from the Belgium camp after Dries Mertens hurt his shoulder in the World Cup qualifier with the Czech Republic.

The striker had started the game, but was substituted in Prague after 56 minutes.

According to the latest reports, the change was due to Mertens falling awkwardly onto his shoulder.

More tests will be required and it’s hoped this is just a knock.

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Monday March 22 2021
Osimhen: 'I was so angry with Mancini'

Victor Osimhen was shown a yellow card for pushing Roma defender Gianluca Mancini in stoppages. ‘He went in hard on me twice’.

The Nigerian forward replaced Dries Mertens, who had scored a brace to give the Partenopei an important win in the battle for Champions League next season.

But in stoppages the Nigerian was furious with the Giallorossi defender Mancini, who had tackled him twice, and was booked for shoving the Italian after a tussle.

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