40-year-old defender marking Osimhen? No Problem — Braga coach ahead of Champions League clash

Braga boss Artur Jorge and Victor Osimhen ahead of the UEFA Champions League clash between Braga and Napoli. (Image Credit: CNN Portugal / Pulse Sports Collage)

40-year-old defender marking Osimhen? No Problem — Braga coach ahead of Champions League clash

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 10:10 - 20.09.2023

Braga boss Artur Jorge has revealed he will not be overly concerned with Napoli star man Victor Osimhen when the two teams face off in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

Victor Osimhen is expected to lead Napoli's charge in the UEFA Champions League and their first test is a talented and fearless Sporting Braga side.

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Braga head coach Artur Jorge was fielding questions ahead of the game, with particular emphasis on the threat Osimhen poses.

Can Jose Fonte stop Osimhen?

Napoli superstar Victor Osimhen celebrates one of his goals. (Photo Credit: Asiwaju Lerry/X)
Osimhen scored a brace to help Napoli start their title defence with a win (IMAGO / Independent Photo Agency)

Veteran defender Jose Fonte will be the man tasked with stopping the Nigerian forward and given Fonte's advancing age, he turns 40 in December, Braga fans are worried about that prospect.

In the pre-match presser, Jorge was asked about the face-off between Fonte and Osimhen.

The reporter asked how an almost 40-year-old Fonte could be expected to deal with Osimhen, to which Jorge replied:

” My main concern is how the Napoli defenders will stop Banza, Abel, Djalo and Bruma.”

Osimhen will be looking to add to his tally of 7 Champions League goals as he aims to surpass Obafemi Martins' tally of 9.

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