FIFA on Monday, highlighted Nigeria's sensational forward, Osimhen amongst four young Africans to watch out for at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The Napoli ace goalscorer and Serie A's player of the month of September is listed alongside Patson Daka of Zambia, Cheick Doucoure of Mali and Cheick Doucoure of Senegal.
Ahead of the 2-0 away win against Central African Republic in Douala, Cameroon where he was the scorer of the goal that put the final nail on the opponent’s coffin, Fifa’s website described him thus:
“Victor Osimhen 12 caps, 7 goals for Nigeria Age: 22 Position: Forward Club: Napoli
Meanwhile, the former Charleroi and Lille hitman has revealed he would love to emulate Cote D'Ivoire's legend, Didier Drogba.
Osimhen said: “Didier Drogba is my role model. He represents the type of player and person that I would like to become,” he said at the time. “I hope I pick up his ball-control skills and his knack for scoring important goals.
“He’s an absolute icon, a legend. I’d like to be able to play like him – or maybe even better!” Six years on, Osimhen is still a long way away from having the career that the Côte d’Ivoire star enjoyed, but the Super Eagle is certainly proving his worth in front of goal.”
Victor Osimhen, who lit up the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, finishing as top scorer with ten goals joined Napoli at the start of last season.
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