Monday Nov 27, 2023. 15:00
Fit-again Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has been compared with Edinson Cavani, who is considered one of the best strikers of his generation.
The 24-year-old made his return from a hamstring injury as Napoli claimed a 2-1 win over Atalanta BC on Saturday and he grabbed an assist for the second goal.
Cavani was on the books of Napoli between 2011 and 2013 – helping them win the Coppa Italia in 2012 and establishing himself as the most dominant striker in Serie A.
Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri lauded Osimhen following the Serie A game which was played at Gewiss Stadium and he compared him to current Boca Juniors star Cavani.
“Every team that faces Napoli plays with the utmost attention. When I arrived, I tried to work on some aspects. Osimhen ?” Mazzarri said on Numero Diez.
“Even though I wasn’t coaching Napoli, I knew I was coaching the best player in Serie A. You didn’t have to train him to see what he was like. He is a bit generous like Cavani.”
Osimhen – who won last season’s Serie A Golden Boot award – has netted six goals in the competition this term and provided one assist.