Weekend Sports Preview: Osimhen, Boniface target maximum points, . Amusan, Brume eye gold in Diamond League

Fresh form his stupendous performance against Sao Tome and Principe, Super Eagles and Napoli of Italy’s Victor Osimhen is expected to lead the line against Genoa as league action resumes in the Serie A. Osimhen who grabbed a hatrick in the AFCON qualifier, will hope to increase his season’s tally of three goals.

In the German Bundesliga, in-form August Player of the Month, Victor Boniface of Bayer Leverkusen will come up against Bayern Munich tonight. Boniface already scored four goals this season with two assists

Samuel Chukwueze of AC Milan also had a brilliant cameo in the AFCON qualifier last weekend. He will face Inter Milan in the Milan derby on Saturday evening.

In Athletics, the 2023 Wanda Diamond League reaches its climax this weekend in Eugene, Oregon, with a $35, 000 winning prize money up for grabs.

After the setbacks at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, the Nigerian duo of Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume now have the chance to end their season on a high.

American World Champion in the 100m Noah Lyles will have Letsile Tebogo of Botswana, Ferdinand Omanyala of Kenya and Christian Coleman of the United States to contend with on Saturday.

Sha’Carri Richardson, World Women’s 100m champion, is also set to race at the end of a long season. The American faces Shericka Jackson and Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica, Dina Asher-Smith and Imani Lansiquot of Britain plus Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast in the 100m on Saturday.

Jakob Ingebrigtsen is also set for a busy weekend as he faces Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda and Ethiopians Yomif Kejelcha, Hagos Gebrhiwet and Selemon Barega in the 3000m.

Ikenna Okafor