Nigeria international forward Victor Osimhen will wear the captain armband at Italian Serie A side Napoli when the new season gets underway by coach Luciano Spalleti, OwnGoalNigeria.com reports.
Club captain Lorenzo Insigne left the team for Major League Soccer side Toronto FC, Dries Mertens who is suppose to be his natural successor also left the term following the expiration of his deal. He is set to join Turkish side Galatasaray.
Kalidou Koulibaly who is also among the senior .ers in the team left for English Premier League side Chelsea creating a huge vacancy in the leadership of the team as the new season gets close.
Coach Luciano Spalleti picked Italian fullback Giovanni Di Lorenzo as the new first captain of the team and after the friendly game against Espanyol, he confirmed Osimhen as one of the assistants to the Italian.
” It’s the .ers who have to decide who leads them. Osimhen is one who can . the role and I have pointed it to him”, the coach said while explaining the leaders of the team ahead of the start of the new season.