Napoli fans were hoping that this season will serve as a fresh start for their Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen. Osimhen was signed from Lille in 2020 for 70 million euros and he has struggled for form since he joined the Serie-A club. This season, under new manager Luciano Spaletti, Osimhen showed promise during pre-season matches, but the Nigerian striker started the season in the worst possible way for Napoli yesterday.
The first match that was played in the Serie A competition yesterday, was between bottom table side Salernitana and Empoli. Salernitana who newly gained promotion into the Italian top league, fell to a defeat at home yesterday as Empoli comfortably defeated them by 4 goals to 2 and increased their chances of avoiding relegation this season.
The Serie A competition yesterday returned to action as Napoli defeated Juventus by 2 goals to one. The first game that was played in the competition yesterday was between Empoli and Venezia. Empoli who has been on poor form in recent weeks, fell to a defeat at home as Venezia comfortably defeated them by 2 goals to one.
1. Sergio Romero (Manchester United - Venezia), free transfer Sergio Romero joins Italian side, Venezia on a free transfer after leaving Old Trafford in July. 2. Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur - Villarreal), free transfer The former Spurs right-back has signed a one-year deal with Villarreal after leaving the club in the summer.
The 2021/2022 Summer transfer Window officially closed on 31st of August at exactly 11 pm as European clubs make their final transfer ahead of the new season. A lot of activities went down and the Chelsea football club also got some deals completed before the deadline hour. Chelsea were the busiest teams last night as they completed the signing of Saul Niguez but failed to sign Jules Kounde.
Venezia's battle against relegation from the top tier of the Italian football league system got a big boost after their 1-0 victory over a decent Fiorentina side last night. The Venice-based football club secured promotion to the Italian Serie via the play-off system last season, but they did not have the best start to the 2021-2022 season.
Spezia is in their second season in Serie A, and on Match Day 5, they will visit Juventus, a faltering giant. After four games, the two teams are separated by two points, with Spezia in 13th place with four points and Juventus in 18th place with two points.
The Serie A returns after two weeks of the international break with Napoli hosting Juventus at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium. Juventus are expected to bounce back on their winning ways after suffering a defeat against Empoli on their last Serie A meeting. Napoli is also expected to continue on their winning ways after they won their last two matches on Serie A.
Victor Osimhen is one of the most talented strikers in Nigeria and Napoli paid millions of pounds to sign him from Lille after seasons of outstanding performances. Since Osimhen got to Napoli, he has been faced with a lot of huddles which has prevented him from getting to the level everyone thought that he would get to someday.
Newly promoted Serie A club, Venezia have signed Tyronne Ebuehi on a season-long loan which provides the Nigerian international with a new opportunity to shine at the top. To fully understand this perspective, we must first take a trip down memory lane and look at Tyronne Ebuehi's tragic football journey.
Ethan Ampadu finally made his long-awaited first appearance in the top tier of the Italian football league system after his hastily arranged loan move to a Serie A club toward the end of the summer transfer window. The 21 years old Chelsea centre-back was temporarily sent to Venezia on the last day of the transfer window possibly due to his inability to find a suitable loan club in England.
Nigerian international and forward maestro, David Okereke was in action for Venezia on Saturday evening in their 3rd league game of the Italian Serie A campaign against Empoli at the Stadio Carlo Castellani. The 24 years old Club Brugge loan star started the game from the bench due to tactical reason but was introduced in the 67th minutes for Junior Vacca, and he was able to impress as he scored a goal which was instrumental in the crucial two goals to one scoreline at full time.
Chelsea football club had a very busy schedule during the transfer window as some players were recruited while some were shipped out of the club. Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham were both sold to Seria A clubs AC Milan and AS Roma respectively, where both ex Chelsea strikers are getting regular game time and improving too.
By Femi Fasetire SSC Napoli of Italy striker, Victor Osimhen is facing a very busy daily routine, as he steps up his efforts in pre-season training with his clubmates, in preparation for their first mach of the new Italian Serie A campaign. Heading into next weekend’s game at home versus Venezia, Osimhen has been put through a daily routine that sees him and his colleagues engage in both physical and technical sessions at the club’s training base in Castel di Sangro.
Chelsea football club and Wales defender, Ethan Ampadu has spilled out the reason why he opted to join Seria A club, Venezia on a season long loan. The Blues youngster was among a host of others players that were dimmed as surplus to the plans of the Chelsea football club manager, Thomas this season and had to be loaned out.
Super Eagles of Nigeria defender, Tyrone Ebuehi was in action on Monday night for Venezia in their 8th league game of the Italian Serie A against Fiorentina at the Stadio Pierluigi Penzo. The Nigerian star was handed a role to play in his team's starting XI following his outstanding performance for the club since his arrival in the last summer transfer window.
Chelsea defender, Ethan Ampadu has made a successful loan move away from the club and he will spend the next 1 year at newly promoted Serie A side, Venezia. Agreement has been reached between both clubs and his paperworks will be signed before deadline. Ethan Ampadu spent last season on loan at Sheffield United and he was a key figure in their defense as the blades tried to escape relegation, although it wasn't possible at the end of the season.
Italian Serie A side, Napoli has come in the defence of Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen, as it stated that the 22-year-old didn't warrant a two-match ban and 5,000 euros fine as he did not in any way slap Venezia defender Daan Heymans. The Nigerian who had a scuffle with Heyman in Venezia's 16 yards box as his Napoli teammate was about taking a set-piece, got the shock of his life after he was shown a straight red card by the referee for violent conduct.
By Femi Fasetire Venezia of Italy summer arrival, David Chidozie Okereke has explained reasons behind what some analysts called a 'selfish goal' he scored against Empoli on Saturday, saying it was basically because he did not get any support up front from his colleagues in the Italian Serie A newcomers.
Nigeria striker, David Okereke's first goal for Venezia gave them their first win of the Serie A season in 2-1 win at Empoli on Saturday. The 24-year-old rose from the bench to score the second goal for his team on 68 minutes, just one minute after coming in as a replacement for Antonio Junior Vacca.