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Napoli’s Osimhen set to miss AC Milan clash



Serie A – Torino v Napoli – Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Turin, Italy – March 19, 2023 Napoli’s Victor Osimhen during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen is set to miss their league clash against AC Milan on Sunday due to injury, the Serie A leaders said on Friday.

Nigeria’s Osimhen, who is in his third season at Napoli after previous stints in the Bundesliga with VfL Wolfsburg and in Ligue 1 with Lille, is the league’s top scorer this season with 21 goals.

“Osimhen, since returning with the national team, has experienced discomfort in his left adductor and underwent tests that revealed a distractive injury,” Napoli said.

“His condition will be evaluated next week.”

Napoli are top of the standings on 71 points, 23 ahead of defending champions Milan after 27 games, and appear set to win their first league title since 1990.



Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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