African Football Legends Kanu Nwankwo and Jay Jay Okocha Serve as Victor Osimhen’s Inspirational Pillars in Remarkable Career Ascent

African Football Legends Kanu Nwankwo and Jay Jay Okocha Serve as Victor Osimhen’s Inspirational Pillars in Remarkable Career Ascent

Football Icons Kanu Nwankwo and Jay Jay Okocha: Cornerstones of Victor Osimhen’s Success

In a heartfelt revelation, Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has opened up about the pivotal role played by African football legends Nwankwo Kanu and Austin Jay Jay Okocha in shaping his illustrious career.

Osimhen, who currently shines with Napoli, attributes much of his success to the inspiration drawn from these iconic figures in African football.

Inspirational Dialogues with Legends

Expressing gratitude, Osimhen shared, “I used to speak with Nwankwo Kanu and Jay-Jay Okocha.

I think I owe a lot of my success to them because they have been sort of an inspiration to me while growing up.” The striker reminisced about conversations with the football luminaries, highlighting the significant impact they had on his formative years, especially after making a mark as the top scorer at the Under-17 World Cup in 2015.

Humbling Comparison to Football Greats

Acknowledging the weight of being mentioned alongside these football greats, Osimhen humbly stated, “To be up there in the same category as them — not that I am better than them in terms of football, but in terms of what I have achieved — I think is huge for me.”

Disappointment in AFCON 2023 Opener

Despite the personal triumphs, Osimhen couldn’t conceal his disappointment with Nigeria’s performance in the opening match of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, ending in a 1-1 draw against Equatorial Guinea.

Looking ahead, Osimhen emphasized the need for a corrective course, especially with tougher opponents looming in the upcoming matches.

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