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Blessings Come With Side Effects. Expect A Case Of Jealous And Bitter People – Victor Osimhen

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen has taken to his Instagram page to write about the side effects of success.

In a post shared Victor Osimhen, the reigning CAF African footballer of the year,  stated that when one is successful, they should expect to have people that are jealous and bitter about their success.

He wrote; ”Your blessing comes with side effects. Expect a case of jealous, bitter, gossiping people. But keep your joy regardless.”

The Napoli forward also shared photos of himself with his daughter, Haly outside a private jet.

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Nigeria’s Sports Minister, John Enoh Speaks On Victor Osimhen’s Outburst Against Finidi George

Nigeria’s sports minister, John Enoh, has addressed Napoli striker Victor Osimhen’s recent social media criticism of former Super Eagles coach Finidi George for the first time.

Earlier this month,  it was alleged that Finidi George questioned Osimhen’s commitment to the squad after he had missed the 2026 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and the Benin Republic.

Finidi was alleged to have faulted the commitment of some players before picking out Osimhen for making himself unavailable.

He was quoted to have said he can’t beg Osimhen to play for the national team after the player withdrew from their last two 2026 World Cup qualifiers due to injury.

Reacting to the comments attributed to Finidi, Osimhen claimed he reached out to Finidi about his injury, and had wanted to fly down to be with the players in camp which the former coach declined.

He said, “I knew things like these would happen and that’s why I have the videos and screenshots of when I called Finidi while I was with the doctor in Germany.

“I got injured in our (Napoli’s) last game against Lecce and I went to the MRI scan. And I called Finidi there for him to listen to the doctor too.

“I asked Finidi George to allow me stay with the players in the camp, but Finidi asked me not to bother that I should stay with my family.

“I’m not addressing anything, everybody knows I play my heart out whenever I’m playing for the club or national team. I’ll share the screenshot and videos of my conversation with Finidi for the sake of those believing what Finidi said.

“I’ve lost respect for that man because before I disrespect anybody, I always respect them.

Since the outburst, Osimhen has refused to apologise even after it was denied that Finidi didn’t make such comments about him

Speaking with Eagle7 FM Radio, The Sports Minister addressed the outburst for the time, saying he’s ordered the NFF not to make a pronouncement on the matter until they have heard from Osimhen.

“There has been a plethora of opinions on this,”he said. “Osimhen is a Trojan for Nigeria, but it was a low.

“I told the NFF not to make a pronouncement on this before they have engaged Osimhen. This is so especially because these are not the best of times for Nigeria football and we have to manage a lot of things.

“The NFF have to be focused and not be distracted.”

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NFF To Punish Victor Osimhen Over Improper Conduct

Victor Osimhen is likely to be sanctioned by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in the coming days.
The striker will be charged for improper conduct over his verbal attack on the former coach of the senior national team of Nigeria, Finidi George, according to Vanguard.
Finidi who was the coach of the team until Friday when he tendered his resignation letter following the announcement by the NFF that they will be appointing an expatriate coach, was called out by the Napoli forward who was angry over reports that the coach questioned his commitment to the team.
Osimhen went all out on the coach on the reason why he missed the team’s world cup qualifiers games against south Africa and Benin Republic, which they drew 1-1 and lost 1-2 respectively to drop to 5th in their group, four points behind leader Rwanda.
“Already the president of the NFF Ibrahim Muse Guseu has spoken with Osimhon over his outburst and Finidi also reached out to him. The report he reacted to is fake and misleading, sadly he didn’t confirm bofore reacting”, a board member of the NFF told Owngoal Nigeria.com.
 
“Osim ben is a role model and the only way we can help the incoming coach stamp his authority is by using him to set example. He crossed the line with his outburst even when Finidi called him to explain he still didn’t deem it fit to retract his statements. We won’t condone that and after the Salah break, we will sit on the issue. I can tell you he won’t be in the team until he says sorry for his actions”, he concluded.
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Super Eagles: I Have Lost Respect For You – Osimhen Slams Finidi George

Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, has taken a swipe at  Finidi George, who has resigned as the head coach of Nigeria.

It is claimed that Finidi accused Osimhen of pulling out of games for the national team with minor injuries.

Osimhen, who netted 15 goals for Napoli in Serie A this season, claims he suffered an ankle injury against Lecce on May 25.

And although he was planning to travel to the Super Eagles camp ahead of their two 2026 World Cup qualifiers, he was told not to by Finidi.

In an Instagram Live video, Osimhen said he would not accept disrespect and opened up on why he was not taking part in the World Cup Qualifiers.

He said;

: “I won’t let anyone believe anything about me.

“I don’t just address anything, everybody knows when I play for Nigeria I play my heart out, I just let everything go.

“But I won’t take disrespect from anybody

“I’ll share the screenshot and videos of my conversation with Finidi for the sake of those believing what Finidi said.

“I’ve lost respect for that man because before I disrespect anybody, I always respect them.”

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Napoli Reject Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku Plus Cash Offer For Victor Osimhen

Italian champions, Napoli  has been offered Belgium star, Romelu Lukaku plus cash for transfer of its star striker Victor Osimhen to Chelsea.
Napoli have now rejected the offer.
According to Napoli Magazine, the English Premier League side offered Belgium striker, Romelu Lukaku, plus cash deal to tempt Napoli to part ways with their star striker.
Osimhen has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea and Arsenal as both teams prioritise a striker at the end of the season.
However, the Blues have reportedly made an offer for the Nigerian which was immediately turned down by the Serie A champions.
“As reported by Il Mattino, Chelsea are one of the teams most interested in Victor Osimhen, Napoli striker, for next season,” the website wrote.
“The English club would like to include a quid pro quo in the negotiation to lower the price of the price, but the Azzurri are not interested in Romelu Lukaku, so the Blues would have thought of including Armando Broja who had already been linked to the Azzurri team in the past.”
Last season, Osimhen scored 26 Serie A goals in 32 appearances to help Napoli win their first league title in 33 years. But this season, he has scored 11 goals and three assists in 18 appearances in the Italian topflight league this campaign.
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Victor Osimhen’s hat-trick heroics at Napoli match Diego Maradona’s scoring feat.

Victor Osimhen, a football player from Nigeria, has created history.

After scoring three goals against Sassuolo, he has now matched the scoring record set by the late, great Argentina captain Diego Maradona at Napoli.

On Wednesday, February 28, Osimhen scored his second hat-trick in Serie A as Napoli defeated Sassuolo 6-1 on the road.

For the Italian league winners, the Super Eagles striker has now scored in his previous three games.

Additionally, he has increased his league campaign total to 11 goals in 15 games.

His 10 league goals came after his second goal against Sassuolo, which gave Napoli a 3-1 lead.

Osimhen is currently the third player in Napoli’s history to score ten goals or more in four different seasons.

Maradona accomplished that between 1984 and 1988, and Attila Sallustro did the same for the Partenopei between 1929/30 and 1932/33, if one goes all the way back to 1929.

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After the match between South Africa and Nigeria, Osimhen tells Boniface, “No Olosho Until We Win.”

In front of the 2023 AFCON championship match, Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has given fellow national Victor Boniface assurances that the Super Eagles will maintain their focus.

Ivory Coast and Nigeria will compete for the continental trophy.

In their conversation, Boniface asked to be given two “oloshos” (prostitutes) for every Super Eagles player. Victor Osimhen, however, promptly corrected him, emphasizing that he and his colleagues are committed on taking home the AFCON championship in 2023.

When Osimhen subsequently enquired about Boniface’s level of fitness, the 23-year-old striker said that he is still struggling to get back to full health.

“Make them give Pere Nwa two Oloshos each for this night, una deserve am,” stated Boniface.

In response, Osimhen said, “Thunder, fire you. We don’t give up until we succeed, you hear?

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AFCON: Victor Osimhen is eligible to compete against South Africa.

In tomorrow’s Semi-Final match at the upcoming AFCON 2023, Super Eagles attacker Victor Osimhen will play against South Africa.

Osimhen reportedly received permission from the team’s medical staff to participate in the game, according to TheNation.

Note that due to stomach trouble, the Super Eagles did not have their star striker with them on Monday night’s trip from Abidjan to Bouaké.

Once the incident was confirmed by the team’s media officer, Babafemi Raji, a member of the medical team stayed behind in Abidjan to accompany him while the team medics kept him under strict observation.

Osimhen will join his teammates in Bouake after being cleared to play, according to reports in Abidjan, and he is anticipated to play in the match.

Striker for Napoli has played a significant role.

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Victor Osimhen, Other Nigerian Players Undergo Doping Tests In 2023 AFCON

Nigerian players including striker, Victor Osimhen have been made to undergo multiple doping tests at the ongoing 2023 AFCON.
The star has been showing extraordinary stamina and strength which has endeared him to fans.
Due to the enormous energy, he poured into Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Guinea-Bissau on January 22, the reigning African player of the year was reportedly subjected to multiple doping tests.
Though initial reports claimed that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) subjected him to doping tests after Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Cameroon on January 27, it was gathered that the tests took place after the Super Eagles’ game against Guinea-Bissau.
It was not only Osimhen that was tested on the Nigerian side. Super Eagles’ key players like FC Nantes forward Simon Moses and Eagles’ vice-captain William Troost-Ekong, who have been very prominent in Nigeria’s progress in the tournament so far, also underwent dopping tests.
It was also revealed that other players from other teams who have exhibited extraordinary strength so far in the 2023 AFCON were also subjected to CAF random doping tests which are said to be a usual practice in such a global football tournament.
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AFCON: Drogba Celebrates With Osimhen After Nigeria’s 2-0 Win Over Cameroon

Didier Drogba, the world-renowned Chelsea legend, celebrated with Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen after Nigeria secured a 2-0 victory over Cameroon in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) round of 16 on Saturday night.

Osimhen gave an impressive display in Nigeria’s attack, as two goals from Ademola Lookman sealed the victory for Jose Peseiro’s side against Cameroon.

The 25-year-old has been the subject of intense speculation over his club’s future after Napoli owner Aurelio de Laurentiis announced a few days ago that he would leave the Serie A champions at the end of the season.

On Saturday, reports claimed that Osimhen had already decided to join Chelsea at the end of the season.

Later that night, Osimhen met up with one of Chelsea’s legendary strikers, Drogba at AFCON, where he was congratulated by the Ivorian after Nigeria defeated Cameroon.

The pair also spoke together on Ivorian network NCI where Osimhen said: “It is an honour to play on the land of Didier Drogba, my idol.”

Osimhen will now hope to lead Nigeria to victory when they tackle Angola in the AFCON quarter-final on February 2.