Premier League boss hails Nigerian striker after Europa League brace against Leicester City

Premier League boss hails Nigerian striker after Europa League brace against Leicester City

  • Victor Osimhen earned Brendan Rodgers praises after scoring twice in Leicester City's Europa League meeting with Napoli
  • Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes gave the hosts two goals advantage earlier in the game at King Power Stadium
  • However, two second-half goals from the former Lille striker ensured the Serie A outfit shared spoils with their hosts

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has showered encomium on Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen after his heroics in their Europa League clash at the King Power Stadium earlier this week.

The Super Eagles star scored twice in the second half of their crunch encounter to help Napoli avoid defeat in their opening Group C fixture.

Osimhen's goals cancelled out Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes' earlier goals as they both settled for a 2-2 draw at the end of the regulation period.

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Premier League boss hails Nigerian striker Osimhen after Europa League brace against Leicester
Victor Osimhen scoring a stunning header during Leicester vs Napoli's Europa League clash. Photo by Marc Atkins
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Rodgers while speaking with the Leicester City website highlighted the impact of the most expensive African player in the game as reported by GOAL.

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What Brendan Rodgers said

"We had some [Leicester] players getting their first 90 minutes of the season as well, and then obviously, their big striker [Osimhen], who is £70-odd-million, so you can see his quality, and he gets his two goals.

Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi featured for the Foxes in the game but the defensive midfielder got sent off towards the end of the game after picking up his second yellow card.

Meanwhile, Rodgers' men return to action against Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday, September 19 as they hope to fight for the strong finish on the Premier League table this season.

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Victor Osimhen scores brace for Napoli

Legit.ng earlier reported that Napoli will have Africa's most expensive player Victor Osimhen to thank for their 2-2 Europa League draw against Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Thursday, September 18.

The Super Eagles attacker outshined his compatriots Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi on the pitch in spite of both teams sharing the spoils at the end of the meeting.

Osimhen struck twice in the last 21 minutes of their encounter to deny the Foxes maximum points in their Europa League Group C opening encounter.

Source: Legit.ng

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