Super Eagles and Napoli top striker, Victor Osimhen is one of the hottest strikers in Europe at the moment. He has been ruthless in front of goal and is a major factor why Napoli are sitting comfortably on the Serie A table. However, in a recent interview, he spoke about his background and the turning point of his life.
He said, “I remembered when our landlord removed the roof of our house, so it was me, my father, my niece and my sister were at home. He also threw the dirt into the house. That was when I knew that I had no choice but to try to hustle, to try to help my family. So I went into selling water on the street, and then in the evening, I go train with my friends. That was where I was seen by a guy that took me to the under 17’s and that was the turning point in my life.
However, Osimhen won the Golden Boot award at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, which Nigeria won. He made his senior international debut in June 2017 and played at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. He is currently the ninth all-time highest goalscorer of the Nigeria national team.