Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has taken a trip down memory lane to the Olusosun area and Oregun environs of Lagos State where he grew up. The Serie A golden boot winner returned to his roots after the Super Eagles defeated Sierra Leone 3-2 on Sunday, June 18 at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.
Osimhen, who scored 26 goals and notched four assists in 32 Serie A games last season, linked up with his former school classmates and played a football match. The Nigerian international visited his alma matar, Olusosun Primary School, to watch the final of the Osimhen Cup and hosted the Osimhen Super Cup, which aims to discover new football talents in the area.
The 22-year-old striker also visited his former college, Oregun Secondary School, to mingle with the students and staff. Osimhen took to his personal Twitter handle to reflect on the visit, saying, “Returning to where my football dream and journey began in Olusosun gives me so much goosebumps. I am grateful and humbled for the roots that shaped my dreams. This is me once again appreciating their love and support, and I will always cherish Olusosun and its people. Thank You!”
Osimhen, who has scored 16 goals in 26 games for Nigeria, continues to be an inspiration to young footballers in Nigeria, and his trip to his former school will undoubtedly inspire more young talents to follow in his footsteps. His journey from the streets of Olusosun to the top of Italian football is a testament to the power of hard work, dedication, and the support of a community.
As the new football season approaches, fans of Osimhen will be eagerly anticipating his performances for Napoli, where he will be looking to build on his impressive debut season in Serie A. The striker will be hoping to continue his goal-scoring form for both club and country, and his trip to his former school is a reminder of the importance of staying grounded and connected to one’s roots.