Napoli’s ambitions to win the Italian Football League were dealt a painful blow, after the absence of the team’s top scorer, Victor Osimhen, was confirmed 3 months after the surgery he had on his jaw and eye socket.
The 22-year-old Nigerian player, who scored 5 goals this season, suffered serious injuries to his face during the match that his team lost 2-3 against Inter Milan.
Napoli will also miss its Italian international player Lorenzo Insigne in its match against Spartak Moscow, tomorrow, Wednesday, in the Champions League. The captain has not traveled to Russia due to a knee injury.
Napoli’s victory in Moscow will guarantee it qualification for the playoffs, while it leads the Italian league table with a goal difference against Milan after 13 rounds.
Osimene’s injury will force him to miss the African Nations Cup, which will be held in Cameroon on January 9, next.