Victor Osimhen tribe – Where is the striker from?

Victor Osimhen tribe – Where is the striker from?
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Victor Osimhen tribe is the focus here. It begs the question, why discuss where he is from?

Let’s stretch the discussion a bit. What makes football tick? It is the constant debates and the affiliations to players and teams. The continuous subjects that get thrown up and the comparisons are the lifeblood of football.

One of the subjects that gets discussed quite often is the nationality and tribe of a player. Of course, the successful player gets talked about more. What tribe is Cristiano Ronaldo? Where does he come from?

In Nigeria, players are not immune to this discussion, and in this piece, we’d discuss where Victor Osimhen is from. What is Victor Osimhen tribe?

Victor Osimhen tribe

Victor Osimhen tries to control the ball in a pre-season match
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What is Victor Osimhen tribe? It is necessary to say that Nigerian laws on citizenship are not well applied. Osimhen could claim to be from Lagos State, but it does not work that way in Nigeria.

The 24-year-old was born in Lagos and could claim it to be his state of origin, but in a country focused on the parental tribe, Osimhen is, at best, a sojourner.

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

Osimhen is a Christian inspired by Sadio Mane. He has chosen to help disabled people in Africa.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 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.