Napoli sack Osimhen’s coach, hire Calzona

February 20, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Struggling Napoli sacked Walter Mazzarri on Monday and brought in Slovakia coach Francesco Calzona just two days before hosting Barcelona in the Champions League. The 62-year-old Mazzarri became the second man to be sent packing this season by the ailing Italian champions. Mazzarri took charge in November after Rudi Garcia was dismissed but Napoli then fell to ninth in Serie Read More

PSG turn to Osimhen as Mbappe plots fresh move

February 17, 2024 Admin II 0

Victor Osimhen is reportedly one of the leading candidates to replace Kylian Mbappe at Paris Saint-Germain. Mbappe, 25, is set to finally leave the French champions on a free transfer at the end of this season after years of being linked with a move to Real Madrid. Los Blancos remain the favourites to secure the France captain’s coveted signature, although it is Read More

Breaking: Osimhen passes late fitness test ahead of AFCON 2023 quarter-final clash vs South Africa

February 6, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Super Eagles forward and Napoli hitman, Victor Osimhen has been declared fit to feature in the crucial semi final match against arch rivals, Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Wednesday. Blueprint gathered that Osimhen is currently on his way to Bouake to meet up with the team after being cleared by the Team Doctors. Earlier, Jose Peseiro had expressed optimism Read More

AFCON 2023: Osimhen to miss South Africa semi-final clash

February 6, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Victor Osimhen is doubtful for Nigeria’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final clash against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa. Osimhen, according to the Super Eagles media officer, Babafemi Raji is suffering from abdominal discomfort. The Napoli hitman failed to travel with the rest of the squad to Bouake on Monday night. The players and their officials departed Abidjan for Read More

AFCON 2023: CAF subjects Osimhen for drug test

January 29, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has picked Nigeria international striker Victor Osimhen for a random drug test. Victor Osimhen played a significant role for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations group stage and the Round of 16 clash against Cameroon. Blueprint learnt that the Nigerian international underwent the test following the match against Read More

At last, Napoli free Osimhen

January 27, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Napoli’s Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, is poised to leave the club in the upcoming summer transfer window and is eyeing potential moves to “either Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, or an English club,” revealed the Italian club’s president and owner, Aurelio De Laurentiis, on Friday. De Laurentiis responded to an interview given by Osimhen to CBS, where the 25-year-old mentioned that Read More

Real Madrid move to capture Osimhen

January 13, 2024 Admin II 0

Some senior figures at Real Madrid believe the club should sign Victor Osimhen and not Kylian Mbappe, according to FootballTransfers. The feeling is that Osimhen is a player closer in style to Karim Benzema and he’s more suited to the way Madrid play football. FootballTransfers has been told by a well-connected source that “the more mature and wise people at Read More

CAF POTY award: Super Eagles shower praises on Osimhen

January 6, 2024 Admin III 0

The Super Eagles players and coaching staff at the team’s Abu Dhabi camp officially paid tribute to Victor Osimhen, who secured the Men’s African Player of the Year (POTY) award. Blueprint recalls that Osimhen became the first Nigerian to claim the CAF POTY award since Nwankwo Kanu in 1999, after his outstanding performance. He propelled Napoli to their first Scudetto Read More

Picture: Osimhen storms church for 2023 crossover service in Nigeria

January 1, 2024 Admin III 0

Reigning African Footballer of the Year, Victor Osimhen has been spotted attending a crossover service in a church in Lagos on New Year’s Eve. The forward who has been released by his Italian club, Napoli for the 2023 African Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire pulled up for service to the cheers and delight of the congregation. In the video Read More

TikTok controversy: I have forgiven Napoli – Osimhen

December 13, 2023 Admin III 0

Victor Osimhen has insisted he has forgiven Napoli for posting a disparaging TikTok video earlier in the 2023/24 season. The striker threatened to take legal action against the club in September after the Serie A champions posted a video on TikTok mocking his missed penalty in a draw with Bologna. Speaking after winning the Best Male Player Award at the Read More

After continental exploits, Osimhen, Oshoala in global awards shortlist

December 13, 2023 Admin III 0

Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala have made the final shortlists in the 2023 Globe Soccer Awards. Organizers of the award announced the final nominees in men and women categories on their X handle on Tuesday, 12 December 2023. Osimhen, who was crowned 2023 CAF Player of the Year on Monday, will battle the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Read More

Osimhen sends Napoli to Round of 16 in UEFA Champions League

December 13, 2023 Admin III 0

Napoli eased into the knockout stages of the Champions League with two first-half goals in a 2-0 home win over Braga. The Italian champions qualified second in Group C behind Real Madrid thanks to Serder Saatci’s clumsy own goal and Victor Osimhen’s first goal since early October, both which came in the first half. Walter Mazzarri’s side would have gotten Read More

2023 CAF Awards: Peter Obi congratulates Osimhen, Oshoala

December 12, 2023 Admin III 0

The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, (LP), in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, has congratulated Nigerian football stars Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala for emerging CAF’s Men and Women Footballer of the Year, respectively, on Monday night in Morocco. Blueprint reported that Osimhen emerged as CAF’s Men Footballer of the Year while Oshoala won her sixth award. Reacting, Read More

Sports Minister hails Osimhen, Oshoala, Nnadozie, Super Falcons on CAF awards

December 12, 2023 Editor 0

The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, has congratulated Victor Osimhen, and Asisat Oshoala for their remarkable achievements, securing the coveted titles of Men’s African Footballer of the Year and Women’s African Footballer of the Year, respectively, at the prestigious 2023 CAF Awards ceremony held in Marrakech, Morocco. The Minister said the Nigerian duo’s triumph in clinching the Read More

How 2023 CAF awards were won and lost *Full list of winners

December 12, 2023 Admin III 0

The 2023 Confederation of Africa Football, (CAF), Awards were held on Monday night in Marrakech, Morocco. Nigeria striker, Victor Osimhen was named Player of the Year, ahead of Morocco full-back Achraf Hakimi and Egypt striker Mohammed Salah. The Super Eagles superstar claimed the prize for leading Napoli’s league title triumph last term. Osimhen’s compatriot, Asisat Oshoala, won CAF’s Women’s Player Read More

Breaking: From Italy, Private jet flies Victor Osimhen to Morocco ahead of 2023 CAF awards [VIDEO]

December 11, 2023 Admin III 0

Nigerian international Victor Osimhen has arrived in Marrakech, Morocco, hours before the 2023 CAF Awards. The Napoli Italy striker, who is among the three-man shortlist for the leading award in the men’s category, flew in directly from his Italy base in a private jet. Osimhen has been tipped to win the prestigious prize but faces strong contention from Achraf Hakimi Read More

Peter Obi congratulates Osimhen for Serie A best footballer award

December 6, 2023 Admin III 0

The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, has congratulated Victor Osimhen for emerging winner of the Italian Footballers’ Association (AIC) Player of the Year award. The Nigerian international, 24, won the award following a fantastic season that saw him helping Napoli to the Serie A title. The Super Eagles goal machine netted Read More