Super Eagles Stars Chukwueze and Osimhen Named in Serie A Team of the Week

Super Eagles Stars Chukwueze and Osimhen Named in Serie A Team of the Week

Chukwu Ikechukwu
April 9, 2024 at 12:53 PM
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  • Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze made this weekend’s Serie A’s team of the week
  • Both Super Eagles stars were in superb form for Napoli and AC Milan respectively
  • Five players from AC Milan dominated this weekend's team of the best 11 players

Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze have been selected in Serie A's Team of The Week for matchday 31 after playing starring roles for Napoli and AC Milan respectively.

The Super Eagles duo was instrumental for their teams as Napoli cruised to a 4-2 victory away at Monza while the Rossoneri battered Lecce 3-0 over the past weekend.

Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze, Napoli, Serie A, Italy
Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze have been listed in the Italian Serie A's Team of the Week for matchday 31. Photo by DeFodi Images.
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According to All Nigeria Soccer, Osimhen ended his goal drought since February when he headed in Napoli’s equalizer against Monza to take his total tally in the league to 12 goals,

Chukwueze, on the other hand, won the Man of the Match award, showing great footwork to beat his markers before setting up Christian Pulisic to open the scoring for the Rossoneri in their comfortable victory.

AC Milan had the most players in the Serie A Team of The Week with five players represented while Napoli, Roma, Juventus, Sassuolo, and Torino had one player apiece in the squad.

Victor Osimhen bags MVP award

Meanwhile, Osimhen has been selected as Serie A Player of the Week after his starring role in Napoli’s 4-2 victory away to Monza, Total Italian Football reports.

The Partenopei trailed 1-0 at halftime, but they rallied in the second half, with the Super Eagles' top scorer equalising with a spectacular header that landed awkwardly.

Osimhen was also involved in the build-up for the goals scored by Piotr Zielinski and Giacomo Raspadori as Napoli revived their hope of qualifying for Europe next season.

Drogba hails Osimhen’s incredible goal

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Osimhen has received glowing commendation from the Ivorian legend Didier Drogba after his audacious goal against Monza last weekend.

The 25-year-old forward’s header stole the spotlight, drawing praise from various quarters and the latest to commend the beautiful header is the Ivory Coast and Chelsea icon.

The height at which the Napoli forward connected with the ball was measured to be two metres and 23 centimetres, showcasing not just his footballing skill but also his remarkable athletic ability.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..