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Simy Ready For Serie A After Netting Brace As Crotone Round Off Pre-Season

Simy Ready For Serie A After Netting Brace As Crotone Round Off Pre-Season

Simy Nwankwo scored twice to help Crotone destroy Vibonese 6-1 in a pre-season friendly as the Nigerian striker expressed his readiness for the 2020/21 Serie A season, Completesports.com reports.

Ahead of Crotone’s opening Serie A tie against Genoa on Sunday, coach Giovanni Stroppa tested his players in a friendly at the Vibonese Stadium and they passed in flying colours.

Simy and Kargbo impressed with a brace each, while the other goals came from the duo of Messias and Riviere as the newly-promoted Sharks prepare for their first game at Marassi.

Simy emerged top-scorer in the Serie B for the 2019/20 season with 20 goals, one ahead of Perugia’s Pietro Lemmello who netted 19 times during the campaign which ended in July.

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Simy in action for Crotone against Vibonese

That was also his most prolific season ever, netting 21 times in 38 games in all competitions for Crotone and logging a total of 3,115 minutes with a goal involvement of every 148 minutes.

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The 28-year-old has set his sights on making a comeback to the Super Eagles of Nigeria under the tutelage of Gernot Rohr following his wonderful goal-scoring form throughout this season.

Simy who was last invited for national team assignment by chief coach, Rohr in September of the year 2018 hopes his playing in the Serie A could earn him a recall in the nearest future.

By Oluyemi Ogunseyin

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