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Victor Osimhen on Target with A Goal for Napoli Amid TikTok Controversy

Victor Osimhen on Target with A Goal for Napoli Amid TikTok Controversy

Rene Otinga
September 27, 2023 at 9:04 PM
  • Napoli manager, Rudi Garcia selected Victor Osimhen to start in the Serie A clash against Napoli
  • The Nigerian was trending on social media for the better part of Wednesday amid a spat with the club over a TikTok video
  • On the pitch, Osimhen showed no signs that he was distracted as he bagged a goal to give his side a 2-0 lead

Napoli ace, Victor Osimhen had the perfect response to the whirlwind of speculation surrounding him as he bagged a goal against Udinese on Wednesday, September 27.

The 24-year-old was left disgruntled on Tuesday after a distasteful video was posted on Napoli’s TikTok account. The video appeared to mock him for missing a penalty against Bologna over the weekend as Napoli dropped two crucial points.

On Tuesday evening, Osimhen's agent, Roberto Calenda, released a formal statement on the issue as he hinted at taking legal action against Napoli.

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Victor Osimhen scored for Napoli against Udinese.. Photo by Giuseppe Maffia
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“What happened today on Napoli's official profile on the TikTok platform is not acceptable," he wrote on X, as cited on SportBible. "A video mocking Victor was first made public and then, but now belatedly, deleted.
“A serious fact that causes very serious damage to the player and adds to the treatment that the boy is suffering in the last period between media trials and fake news."

Since the statement was released, Osimhen inevitably became the subject of transfer speculation, especially after he wiped out all his photos in a Napoli shirt from social media.

Interestingly, Napoli boss Rudi Garcia still kept his faith in the talented striker on Wednesday as he selected him to lead the line against Udinese.

And Osimhen did not disappoint, as he was on target with a goal. He benefited from a decent through ball from Matteo Politano and with only the goalkeeper to beat, he placed the ball in the net to make it 2-0.

Earlier, Napoli had taken the lead through Piotr Zielinski from the penalty spot.

Osimhen urged to join Arsenal

Sports Brief also reported on Piers Morgan’s interesting take on the Osimhen debacle.

Morgan took to his official page on X (formerly Twitter) to advise the Super Eagles striker while replying to football insider Fabrizio Romano's tweet on the issue.

He told the Nigerian not to endure mistreatment at Napoli, according to Soccernet. The veteran journalist went on to tell the Napoli striker to consider a move to English Premier League side, Arsenal.

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