Victor Osimhen state of origin

Victor Osimhen state of origin
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Victor Osimhen has put Nigeria on the world map like few Nigerian footballers have, but what is Victor Osimhen state of origin?

While we drive you into Victor Osimhen state of origin, let us look briefly at some other topics that attract football fans and perhaps the player himself.

Nigerians don't play with food, and their favourite food most times tell the tale of where they come from.

Victor Osimhen who just signed a new contract with Napoli has taken his taste to Italy and has found a way past getting his favourite dish.

Victor Osimhen chose the Sharon restaurant in Torino as his favourite place. 

It is owned by the Nigerian Erbor Patience, who has been in Naples for 13 years.

Osimhen prefers yellow rice or red rice seasoned with egusi.

So, what is Victor Osimhen state of origin?

Victor Osimhen state of origin

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The Nigerian laws on citizenship are not well applied, leading to plenty of ruckus and disagreements.

Ordinarily, one can claim to be from a state he is born, but with tribe and indigeneship a thorny issue in Nigeria, one has to claim the state the parents are from.

Usually, it is tribe dependent. Victor Osimhen could claim to be a Lagosian as he was born and bred in Lagos state, but his name is a giveaway, as a true Lagos indigene does not bear Osimhen.

The 24-year-old Super Eagles striker is from the state his parents hail from. It simply means that Victor Osimhen state of origin is Edo state.

Despite growing up in the Olusosun community in Oregun/Ojota, Lagos State, his parents are from Edo State. They come from the Esan tribe of former Bendel State.

Accolades from Edo state governor

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A testament to Victor Osimhen state of origin is the recognition from the governor.

When Osimhen became the first African player to bag the Italian Footballers Association (AIC) footballer-of-the-year award, the Edo state governor Godwin Obaseki congratulated him.

He claimed that he continued to make his state of origin (Edo) and Nigeria proud with his accomplishments.

This article was most recently revised and updated 6 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter. Chooka has a passion for football and has been a fan of Enugu Rangers (over 30 years) and Real Madrid (Since 1996).