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Nwankwo warns Crotone of tough challenge in Serie A

Crotone striker Simy Nwankwo has warned his side the Serie A will be difficult ahead of their opening game of the 2020-21 season against Genoa…

Crotone striker Simy Nwankwo has warned his side the Serie A will be difficult ahead of their opening game of the 2020-21 season against Genoa on Sunday.

The Nigeria international played a significant role in the Pythagoreans’ success last season, helping them to return to the Italian top-flight.

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The 28-year-old striker bagged 20 goals in 37 Serie B games amid other dazzling displays, emerging as the division’s top-scorer.

Nwankwo is no stranger to the Italian top-flight having featured in the league in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons with the Pythagoreans before their relegation.

In an effort to enjoy success in the division, Giovanni Stroppa’s men have played a number of friendly games, including their victory over Serie C side Vibonese.

Nwankwo believes the division will be tough but confident his side has all it takes to achieve success in the top-flight.

“Sunday will start another important season both for Crotone and for our life,” Nwankwo told the club website.

“It will be difficult and we know it, we are trying to prepare for it very well. Serie A is difficult and it won’t be easy for anyone”.