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God used ‘special gift’ to turn my life around, says Osimhen

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Victor Osimhen is grateful to God for using the gift of playing football to transform his life.

The Napoli forward is still overwhelmed by his recent transfer to play in one of the biggest leagues, Serie A.

According to him, it was a dream come true playing for Napoli, while remembering his humble beginning as pure water hawker on the streets of Lagos.

The Partenopei forward has contributed one assist in his first two games, but his presence helped the team secure a 2-0 win against Parma in the first match.

The Azzurri continued with a 6-0 win against Genoa on September 27, before they were blocked from travelling to face Juventus last weekend due to coronavirus in the squad.

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The Nigerian arrived after having impressed at Lille the last term, scoring 18 goals in 38 games for the Ligue 1 side, and admitted he never thought he would get the chance to play for a big team like Napoli.

“It’s a dream come true,” Osimhen told Napoli’s official channels. “If someone had told me three years ago that I would have played in one of the most important teams in the world, I wouldn’t have believed them.

“I had a difficult time at Wolfsburg, I was rejected by two Belgian teams and then I was picked up by Charleroi.

“My life was incredibly stressful at the time. About three years ago, if someone had told me I would have signed for Napoli, I would have replied that it would be impossible.

“Now, I believe nothing is impossible. I have continued to work and do my thing and I’m here. It’s a dream come true and I’m grateful for that.”

He spoke about a difficult childhood in Lagos, about losing his mother at a young age and selling water on the street to survive.

“I was born and raised in Lagos,” he said.  I grew up in a very humble environment, it was very difficult for me.

“My mother passed away when I was very young. Three months after my mom died, my father lost his job. It was a difficult time for me, my brothers and sisters.

“I had to go and sell water on the busy streets of Lagos to survive. Me and my brothers. It was very difficult, as was the place I came from. It’s a place where there’s no hope, where no one tells you to believe in yourself.”

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