Victor Osimhen will have his mind set on embarking on a scoring spree as his club-side, SSC Napoli face a crunch Serie A test against AC Milan at the San Siro Stadium on Sunday.
Osimhen scored on his return from injury to help Napoli secure a 3-1 win over Bologna in their last Serie A tie that took place at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium a week ago.
He had been missing since February 21 when he suffered a head trauma versus Atalanta, he landed awkwardly and hit his head on the turf following a collision with Cristian Romero.
Osimhen spent the night in the hospital but after undergoing several tests, he was cleared of any serious injury but advised by Napoli’s neurosurgeon to rest before playing again.
Subsequently, Osimhen missed out on seven games in all competitions in which the Parthenopeans were involved but the Nigerian international made his much-awaited return in style.
The 22-year-old came off the bench to make a meaningful impact for Gennaro Gattuso’s men against Bologna last time out after being introduced for Dries Mertens in the 53rd minute.
He wasted no time to announce himself in the encounter, the Super Eagles forward netted after receiving a timely assist from Piotr Zielinski to double Napoli’s lead on 65 minutes.
Osimhen has scored three goals and registered one assist in eleven Serie A appearances since joining Napoli from Lille last summer. He has the same stats in 17 games across board.
By Oluyemi Ogunseyin