Sports Reporter 

ZIMBABWE international defender, Jordan Zemura made his fourth Serie A appearance in yet another losing battle on Wednesday night as champions Napoli demolished his Udinese 4-1.

Napoli had endured a three-match winless run prior to Wednesday night’s victory.

As was the case of his previous three appearances, Zemura (23) was a second half substitute after replacing Hassane Kamara, 29, from Cote d’Ivoire.

Udinese have now lost three of the four matches in which Zemura has played a part –Juventus (0-3), Fiorentina (0-2) and Napoli (1-4). 

In Wednesday’s game, Zemura was introduced in the 72nd minute when Napoli were leading 2-0.

It became 3-0 two minutes after the former Bournemouth leftback joined the fray.

Zemura was given a rating of 6.2 out of 10, the second lowest of the five substitutes but it was deemed better than 10 of Udinese’s 11 starters with 24-year-old Slovenian centre-back Jaka Bijol getting a team lowest mark of 2.5 out of 10.

After six Serie A games, Udinese are now in the relegation zone on goal difference ahead of a home match against Genoa on Sunday. 

Zemura left Bournemouth and the English Premiership to join Serie A.

It’s clear that the club are trying to ease him into the Italian top-flight league which is very different to the English Premiership.

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