Victor Osimhen to Miss Napoli’s Upcoming Matches Due to Injury
22-year-old Victor James Osimhen who plays as a forward for the Super Eagles and Italian Serie A team Napoli suffered a serious head injury during the closing stages of the Italian side’s defeat against Bergamo-based Atalanta during a match played at the Gewiss Stadium. The injury was serious enough for the player to be immediately rushed to the hospital. To add insult to injury, Oshimen has just returned to the turf after another serious injury suffered in December when he suffered a dislocated shoulder during the Super Eagles’ match against the Sierra Leone national team.
Who is Victor Oshimen?
For those always keeping an eye on the odds over at Betway, the name Victor Oshimen likely sounds familiar: he is a presence that has the capability to always bend the odds in his team’s favour.
Born and raised in Lagos in a poor family with five siblings, young Victor started his “career” selling household supplies such as sachet water in the streets and playing football with the other kids at the Olusosun Primary School. Here, he was spotted by scouts from the Ultimate Strikers Academy who invited him for a trial.
From here, his career started curving upward – first, he became part of the Golden Eaglets, helping them qualify for the U17 FIFA World Cup held in Chile, and performed great at the event, winning the Golden Boot in the process. As you might expect, Oshimen was immediately spotted by scouts from major international teams, including several big names from the English Premier League. He chose to play with German Bundesliga team Wolfsburg, though, making his debut in Europe in 2017.
A history of injuries
Oshimen made his full Bundesliga debut in 2018 but was forced to end his season early because of a shoulder injury that had to be treated with surgery. He only played 12 games with Wolfsburg. Over the summer, he was infected with malaria that affected his physical fitness, making him unsuccessful in his appearances with the team. As a result, he was loaned to Belgian side Charleroi for a season that the two parties made permanent in 2019. He didn’t stay with the team for long, moving on to Ligue 1 team Lille later in the year. Here, he finished the season with 13 Ligue 1 goals in 25 matches, winning the Player of the Month for September 2019, scoring his first Champions League goal against Chelsea.
At the end of the season, Oshiment left France to play with Serie A team Napoli. He only left for an Africa Cup of Nations game against Sierra Leone where he got injured, needing surgery once again. While away from the turf, he was allowed to return to Nigeria where he had a chance to celebrate his birthday – but during the party, he contracted COVID-19. This, along with his shoulder injury, kept him sidelined until January 29 this year. But once again, his return was brief – a head injury suffered during Napoli’s match against Atalanta.
2021/2022 Premier League Fixtures Released
Breaking: 2021/2022 Premier League Fixtures Released
The fixtures for the 2021/2022 Premier League season were released on Wednesday morning.
Champions Manchester City begin the defence of their title with a mouthwatering trip to Tottenham Hotspur. It remains to be seen which of the two teams Harry Kane will be playing for, as the England captain’s future hangs in the air.
Arsenal travel to newcomers Brentford, while Champions League winners Chelsea begin with a home game against Crystal Palace.
Manchester United clash with Leeds United in what promises to be a cracking game at Old Trafford, and Liverpool are away to Norwich City.
Here is the opening weekend of Premier League fixtures:
Brentford v Arsenal
Burnley v Brighton
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Everton v Southampton
Leicester City v Wolverhampton
Manchester United v Leeds United
Newcastle United v West Ham United
Norwich City v Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City
Watford v Aston Villa
Copa America: Brazil vs Venezuela 3-0 – Highlights Download
Brazil vs Venezuela 3-0 – Highlights Download 13 June 2021 Copa America
A year after the tournament was originally due to take place, the hosts Brazil get the tournament underway as they look to defend their trophy. They won their ninth title in 2019, and are among the favourites to retain it this time around.
Brazil are unbeaten in their last eight matches against Venezuela in all competitions (W5 D3), but two of those draws have been in the Copa America, with both finishing 0-0.
They’ve won each of their last seven games in all competitions, keeping a clean sheet in six of those. Venezuela reached the quarter-finals two years ago before being knocked out by Argentina, but they’ve struggled recently, winning just one of their last six matches (D1 L4).
Copa America: Argentina vs Chile 1-1 – Highlights Download
Argentina vs Chile 1-1 – Highlights Download 13 June 2021 Copa America
Lionel Scaloni leads Argentina into a major tournament for the first time since replacing Jorge Sampaoli after the 2018 World Cup. As ever, the former assistant can call upon the irrepressible Lionel Messi, who will hope this is the year he finally lands his first senior international honour.
It is the fourth consecutive Copa America in which these two nations lock horns. Chile famously prevailed on penalties in the final of the 2015 and 2016 editions, but Argentina won when they faced off in the third-place play-off two years ago.
Messi receives support from Lautaro Martinez and Nicolas Gonzalez, while Nicolas Otamendi anchors the defence and Emiliano Martinez wins just his third cap in goal.
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