Abuja, Nigeria – (African Boulevard News) – Italian football fans are in for a treat on Thursday night as Victor Osimhen looks set to lead the line for Napoli at the Dacia Arena in Udine, where they are favourites to win the Serie A title.
Osimhen, who has scored 20 goals in Serie A this season, is expected to be joined in the Napoli starting line-up by fellow Nigerians William Troost-Ekong and Emmanuel Dennis, while former Super Eagles striker Isaac Success could feature for Udinese.
Osimhen has been a revelation since joining Napoli from Lille last summer and his performances have been key to their title challenge this season. The 23-year-old has formed a deadly partnership with Lorenzo Insigne, and their combination has been a constant threat to opposition defences.
Troost-Ekong and Dennis have also impressed for Udinese this season, with the former establishing himself as a regular in defence and the latter proving to be a useful attacking outlet.
Success, meanwhile, has struggled for game time at Udinese this season, but his experience could prove vital in the run-in as they look to secure their Serie A status for another year.
Napoli go into the game as favourites, but Udinese will be determined to cause an upset and improve their own position in the table.
Speaking ahead of the game, Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso said: “We know it will be a tough game, but we are ready for the challenge. Osimhen has been fantastic for us this season and we will be looking to him to lead the line once again.”
The match is sure to be an exciting affair, with both teams boasting several talented players. Fans will be hoping to see a high-scoring game, with Osimhen and his Nigerian compatriots aiming to steal the show.
As the Serie A season enters its final stretch, the race for the title is heating up and every game is crucial. Napoli will be hoping to take all three points from the game and maintain their lead at the top of the table, while Udinese will be looking to cause an upset and improve their own position in the standings.
This promises to be a thrilling encounter, with some of the brightest Nigerian stars in Serie A on display. Football fans will not want to miss this one.