When Victor James Osimhen hawked sachet water on the streets of Lagos as a seven-year-old lad, he never knew football would change the course of his life. The young lad was just a number among the numerous children striving to help their parents make ends meet in a country where survival is for the fittest.
But now, he is the main character in a grass to grace live story that has given many Nigerian youths the cause to dream of great things to come if they work hard. At the weekend, the former Lagos street boy was named the best African footballer in France for the 2019/2020 season. The award made him the second Nigerian, after Vincent Enyeama, to win the Marc Vivien Foe trophy.
In the season under review, Osimhen scored 18 goals to affirm his place as one of the best strikers in the French league. He is now the favourite bride of most of the top clubs in Europe.
Osimhen’s has been a journey from the lowest pitches in Nigeria to the heights of European football. Tracing the…
Source: Guardian Newspaper