On Saturday, December 17, a friendly game between the clubs of Napoli and Villarreal will pit the Nigerian duo Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze against one another at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.
Osimhen and Chukwueze are not competing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup currently taking place in Qatar because Nigeria was unable to earn a spot in the international soccer extravaganza.
The purpose of the friendly is to prepare the players of the two teams for the start of the league later this month.
Since their time with Nigeria’s U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets class of 2015, the Super Eagles stars have been close friends.
Osimhen recently started training again after missing two weeks of it owing to a back issue.
Before the match against Villarreal, Napoli has two further friendlies scheduled.
On November 7, Luciano Spalletti’s team will play a friendly against Antalyaspor before facing Crystal Palace four days later in the Premier League.