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Super Eagles striker, Osimhen opens up on his road to stardom

Super Eagles and Napoli star, Victor Osimhen has opened up on his journey to becoming a professional footballer.

The 22-year-old striker said while growing he did menial jobs like cleaning gutters, fetching water to survive.

He stated during an interview with compatriot, William Troost-Ekong, on YouTube, where he opened up on his road to stardom.

Osimhen said; “It all started like a dream, a boyhood dream from the slum.”

“I wanted to become a professional player, inspired by a lot of big legends like Didier Drogba, Odion Ighalo, Mikel Obi and many others.

“I feel like I have achieved this feat, it’s one of my biggest achievements in life,” the former Lille striker added.

“Most people are familiar when I say this because they have come through even worse (situations) than mine and where I grew up, nothing is promised there because whatever you want to get, you have to work so hard for it.

“I remember when I was growing up, I was cleaning the gutters for 20 Naira, for my landlord and did some cleaning jobs for my neighbours close to my house, fetch water for 80 Naira, I think.

“I found pleasure in doing these things because I believed when I worked so hard to get this money, it was important for me. I had consciousness on how to spend this money and help my family.

“While growing up, my brother was selling newspapers, my sister oranges. I was in the traffic with water and I’d had to chase cars, give them water to get the money. I feel like these struggles helped me in life.

“I am grateful for where I am today because of what I’d been through, it shaped me into the man I am. I am really grateful to God for that.”

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