Charleroi Coach Beg Referees To Protect Red Hot Victor Osimhen From Defenders After Injury Scare


Coach of Belgium side Charleroi Felice Mazzu has called on referees officiating games involving his team to give some level of protection to his top scorer Victor Osimhen, who is now a target for defenders.


Osimhen is on a season long loan from Wolfsburg and after scoring 8 goals from 14 league games this season he was substituted last week against Gent four minutes after his latest goal of the season.

His substitution was done by the technical crew to prevent him from aggravating a knock he picked up during the game where he once again confirmed his rating as one of the best forwards in Belgium this season.

Speaking after the game coach of his team Mazzu said the Nigerian has been at the receiving end of some wild tackles and need to be given some level of protection by referees to reduce the risk of picking up a nasty injury via rough tackle.

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” Osimhen will undergo some tests in the coming days. The injury didn’t look so bad from the start but we had to substitute him so as not to worsen it. I think he has received some very heavy tackles and this should make the referees give him some level of protection”, he said after the win over Gent.