- Victor Osimhen showcased his prowess on the pitch, netting a crucial goal as Napoli secured a convincing 2-0 victory against Apollon Limassol in an enthralling pre-season friendly clash held at the Stadio Patini on Friday evening.
Amidst concerns over Osimhen’s fitness due to an ankle strain sustained during a practice match earlier in the week, the Nigerian football sensation demonstrated his resilience and determination as he earned a spot in the starting lineup, curated by the adept Rudi Garcia.
The 24-year-old forward seized the spotlight with a composed finish that tilted the scales in Napoli’s favor, breaking the deadlock in the 60th minute of the encounter.
With this splendid goal, Osimhen has now notched up an impressive tally of three goals across three pre-season outings, illustrating his remarkable form and goal-scoring prowess for the reigning Serie A champions.
The victory was further solidified by Giovanni Simeone’s contribution, as he gracefully struck the ball into the back of the net in the 71st minute, cementing Napoli’s superiority over their Greek opponents.
As Napoli concludes their preparations for the upcoming Serie A campaign, they are set to kick off their journey with an away match against Frosinone on August 17. Osimhen’s exceptional performance in this pre-season encounter undoubtedly positions him as a potential driving force for Napoli’s aspirations in the forthcoming season.