Due to his outstanding performance in the Serie-A under Napoli, Osimhen has been given the mantle to be taking penalty kicks for the club after Insigne left the club for Major League Soccer (MLS) side, Toronto FC.
This comes after the Nigerian scored from the spot in the Partenopei’s 1-1 draw against Real Mallorca in their last pre-season friendly on Sunday.
Reacting to his goal, Napoli wrote on their Twitter handle, “Osimhen!!! 1-0. But the most important thing: He’s gonna be our penalty kicker this season.”
Last season, Italy player Lorenzo Insigne was in charge of the penalty role at the club but the player has now left the club for Major League Soccer (MLS) side Toronto FC which is why Victor has been entrusted to handle this responsibility for the club.
The striker, who joined Napoli from French Ligue 1 side Lille, has so far managed 62 appearances in total and scored 28 goals. Last season in Serie A, he managed 27 appearances overall and accumulated 1,992 minutes of playing time.
He was ranked joint eighth in the Serie A, scoring charts with a total of 14 goals and two assists.
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