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Soccer News of Wednesday, 21 September 2022


Osimhen to return against Bassey in UCL

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Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is likely to return from injury against Calvin Bassey's Ajax Amsterdam in the UEFA Champions League on October 4.

The Naples-based side will play away to the Eredivisie champions at the Johan Cruff Arena in what will be Victor Osimhen's first game on his return from injury.

The 23-year-old sustained a hamstring injury in the 41st minute during Napoli's 4-1 drubbing against Liverpool in their Champions League opener at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on September 7.

Osimhen missed three games for Napoli before the international break and was also ruled out of the Super Eagles clash with Algeria on September 27.

However, a report in Italy indicates that the Super Eagles striker is likely to return to action against the Dutch side in the UCL on October 4.

“Victor Osimhen could see himself on the pitch for the Champions League match against Ajax,” Tuttonapoli reported on Tuesday as per PUNCH Sports Extra.

The report added that the ex-Lille striker is likely to start the game from the bench with the hope of starting him against Cyriel Dessers and David Okereke's Cremonese in Napoli's next encounter.

“We will have to wait a little longer to see Osimhen on the pitch, with the hope of using him for a few minutes on October 4 in Amsterdam in the Champions League against Ajax and certainly from the first minute on October 9 at Cremonese’s home.”

Osimhen netted 3 Serie A goals before his injury.