Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen was in the starting lineup for Napoli today when they travelled to face Udinese at the Dani Arena Stadium on Monday evening. The 22-year-old continued with his banging form for Napoli today as he inspired them to a massive 4-0 victory over Udinese at the end of the match.
5. Kalidou Koulibaly Kalidou Koulibaly is a 30-year-old Senegalese professional footballer currently playing as centre back for Napoli and the Senegal national team. Koulibaly started his professional club career with the French club, Metz, eleven years ago, before leaving for Belgian club, Genk, in 2012, winning the Belgian Cup in his first season.
The summer transfer window just ended on August 31st with a lot of clubs signing their respective transfer targets even on transfer deadline day. The next transfer window is the January own and some clubs have already started making preparations for it. One of such clubs is Chelsea with the Blues looking to sign a defender in January after missing out on Sevilla's French defender, Jules Kounde this past transfer window.
Italian side Napoli is keen on denying Victor Osimhen the chance to represent Nigeria at the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Cameroon. The biennial tournament is set to begin on January 9 and end on February 6, 2022. Nigeria, winners of the tournament three times are drawn in Group D alongside Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea Bissau.
The UEFA Europa League tournament started this week and I will be showing you the 11 most valuable players, in the competition. 1. Napoli: Meret is currently the most valuable goalkeeper in the Europa League tournament and he has been performing well for the Italian club, his current market value is €20m.
Africa currently has some of the best football players in the world. The continent is known for producing very fast and skillful football players. African footballers have dominated the football world over the past years. Below are the top 10 best African footballers in the world. 10.
Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen was impressive for Napoli football club on Saturday, as he guided them to a remarkable 2-1 comeback victory over Juventus football club in the week 3 of the Italian serie A. The former Wolfsburg football club star was given a starting role by his coach, and he was able to play a vital role in the team's victory.
1. Kalidou Koulibaly: The 30-year-old Senegalese professional football player Kalidou Koulibaly who currently plays for Napoli and the Senegal national team as a centre defender. Started his professional club career with the French club, Metz, in 2010. In 2012, Koulibaly left for Belgian club, Genk, winning the Belgian Cup in his first season.
Former Chelsea midfielder, Gianfranco Zola has compared Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen to Romelu Lukaku after admitting to not knowing the 22-year old when he first arrived in Italy last year. The Italian, who is arguably the most talented player to play for Chelsea football club made this known while advising Thomas Tuchel's team not to underestimate Juventus in their upcoming Uefa Champions League match next week.
Senegal defeated Namibia 3-1 in their FIFA World Cup Qualification game on Sunday. Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was at his usual best in what was his first game following his snub from the thirty-man 2021 Ballon d'Or shortlist. Mendy omission from the list came as a shock to some football fans and his Senegalese teammates after his impressive first season at Chelsea in which he won the Uefa Champions League Golden Boot and became the first goalkeeper in Champions League history to keep nine clean sheets in his debut season in the competition.
Over the past few weeks, there have been talks over Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy's exclusion from the Ballon d'or Award nominees list. Despite Mendy's impressive performances, he had no place in a nomination of 30 footballers. This is someone who was just awarded the best goalkeeper by UEFA.
There are so many tall footballers in Europe's top five leagues that we can't actually mention all of them. However, we will be looking at the starting XI of tall footballers in Europe's top five leagues. Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois [ 6ft 6] Defenders: Jannik Vestergaard [ 6ft 5], Kalidou Koulibaly [ 6ft 4], Harry Maguire [ 6ft 4]
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has come out to publicly criticize the exclusion of his compatriot Edouard Mendy in the recently released list of Ballon D'or nominees. The 30 year old center back was speaking ahead of Senegal's FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Namibia. Koulibaly stated his disappointment when the list was released without Mendy's name in it, even though he was the first African goalkeeper to win the UEFA Champions League.
Two games were played in the Serie A yesterday as some teams in the competition secured maximum points after having a brilliant performance against their different opponents. Napoli hosted Juventus at the Diego Armanda Maradona Stadium yesterday in what was a blockbuster fixture played in the Italian Serie A. Napoli initiated a wonderful comeback in the match as they came from behind to narrowly defeat Juventus 2-1 at the end of the match.
Lionel Messi is undoubtedly one of the greatest footballers, if not probably the greatest footballer of all time. The Argentina professional footballer is well known for the unbelievable things he does in the game, which has led to fans calling him Magical Messi. Lionel Messi is always surprising his fans and football lovers whenever he performs well in a football match.
Napoli football club of Italy assistance captain, Kalidou Koulibaly has revealed that Chelsea football club of England number 1 goalkeeper Edouard Mendy should have been nominated for the 2021 FIFA Ballon D'or award, following his outstanding performance for the Blues in 2020/2021 season. The Senegalese said that African players have to work twice as hard as Europeans and South Americans before they can be recognised for any prestigious award.
Chelsea football club of England number 1 goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was exceptional again for Senegal national team on Tuesday afternoon, as he made a couple of saves in their 3-1 convincing victory over Namibia national team in the FIFA World Cup qualifier. The former Stade de Rennes football club shot stopper started in his team's goalpost following his outstanding performance in their 4-1 victory over the same opponent few days ago, and he was able to guide them to their four consecutive victories in the qualifiers.
Napoli defender, Kalidou Koulibaly was asked about the Ballon D'or nominations but his statement shows that he wasn't happy with the absence of Chelsea's goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy. The Senegalese international player said that Edouard Mendy should have been one of the nominees for the Ballon D'or award.
Napoli and Juventus battled at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in what was the second fixture played in the Italian Serie A today. Juventus came into this fixture with the hopes of winning their first game of the Serie A this season. Napoli on the other hand looked to continue with winning ways by defeating Juventus in today's blockbuster encounter.
Chelsea have reportedly changed their attention to Napoli star, Kalidou Koulibaly, after attempt to sign France international, Jules Kounde failed. Chelsea failed to reach an agreement with Spanish club, Sevilla for the services of the France international. Chelsea might make a move for Napoli star, Kalidou Koulibaly in January transfer window.