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AFCON 2023: I’m Impressed With Osimhen’s Hunger –Oliseh

AFCON 2023: I’m Impressed With Osimhen’s Hunger  –Oliseh

Former Nigeria head coach, Sunday Oliseh has lauded the hunger and fighting spirit of Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen in the team’s 2-0 win over Cameroon in the round of 16 of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Atalanta forward opened the scoring nine minutes before the break after Victor Osimhen forced Oumar Gonzalez into a mistake and then teed up Lookman to fire past goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa, who was preferred to Andre Onana.


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The Nigerian internationa later grabbed his brace in the 90th minute to earn victory for the Super Eagles.

However, reacting to the team’s victory, Oliseh via his official X handle, former known as Twitter, praised Osimhen fighting spirit from the blast of the whistle to the end.

“Victor Osimhen! Victor Osimhen!! Extremely impressed not only by his offensive runs, defensive work but even on corner kicks, tormenting of the Cameroonian defence, but mostly by his leadership and hunger to win! Bravo to our African Ballon D’or.”


Photo by Ganiyu Yusuf

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  • Momodu Auchi 5 months ago

    Bravoooooo Osiiiii. It has been Osimhen Osimhen, was Osimhen Osimhen and still Osimhen Osimhen nnnn. The. World is impressed, even the enemy, Cameroon. Osimhen remains their nemesis, lol

  • Onyeka is doing something very important for the team but people do not notice it….His energy and breakup play makes it difficult to Attack us talkless of scoring us.

    • Edoman 5 months ago

      Onyeka the ‘TANK’ is what Nigerians are calling him now. Osimhen is the PRINCE OF Naples.
      Lookman is called the “Maestro.”
      Nwakili is called ‘bobo’

  • Osimhen the true Ijaya OLUSOSUN was simply on a beast mode with his breathtaking attacking instincts last night. His deep penetrating runs were relentless and bullish. Dropping down to the midfield to retrieve balls and transiting to the attack were sunreal.

    Super Eagles owe their victory over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon to the predatory attacks of Osimhen. He was a Victor in the duel, harrying and harassing the Lions’ defence and creating room for Ademola Lookman to flourish and shine. Lookman has been a breakout star of the tournament – he’s been outstanding with the ball at his feet, producing eye catching moments with his ball movements and his techniques. His freekick sent jitters to the spine of the Lions when he stepped up to the deadball, which to their relief sailed over the crossbar. The set pieces combined the elements of technique, force and power. I’m sure next time, he’ll nail with more precision. Truly, AFCON trophy is on his mind with his well deserved goals. Props to you, Ademola Lookman.

  • Well said, Olish. The fact is Osimhen has justified why he’s the Football King of Africa and World number eight. For me he merits more than World number eight, he should be number three.

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