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Oliseh Wants Osimhen To Remain Humble After Winning Best African Player In Ligue 1 Award

Oliseh Wants  Osimhen To Remain Humble After Winning Best African Player In Ligue 1 Award

Former Super Eagles head coach Sunday Oliseh has tasked Victor Osimhen to keep working hard and remain humble after winning the Best African Player In Ligue 1 award.

Osimhen was named winner of the 2020 edition of the prestigious award on Monday.

The 21-year-old beat his compatriot Moses Simon and a host of other African stars to the individual prize.

Osimhen scored 18 goals and recorded six assists in 38 games across all competitions for Lille during the 2019/20 campaign.

Oliseh cautioned the young striker to remain a professional as he aspires for more success.

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“First of all, I would like to congratulate Victor Osimhen for being elected winner of the Marc-Vivien Foe Prize. This trophy is important since it rewards the best African player in the French Championship. It is important for us Africans,” Oliseh told RFI .

“I find his victory even more surprising when we see the competitors that Victor had to surpass to win this title. Many people will wonder if he deserves it, if he is stronger than these players.

“But what Victor has done this season is truly exceptional. Thanks to him, his team managed to make a magnificent season.

“I think Victor frankly deserves it because he brought a lot to his club. We really saw the difference when Victor was on the field and when he was not. We see the possibilities he offers his teammates to go forward. We also see the weight it places on the enemy’s defences.

“Frankly, congratulations Victor! You deserve it. But I advise you my little brother to always remain humble and ambitious at the same time.

“Stay professional and good luck. Congratulations again, little brother!”

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Chima E Samuels 12 months ago

    Saw this Oliseh’s view on goal yesterday but I didn’t come and rant here, like I know it all. Good advice from Oliseh but with regards to Osimhen’s next destination, I will prefer England or Spain where is energy and burst will be used as an weapon, unlike Italy where he will meet crazy tackles and less protection from referees.

    Napoli might also be doing well now but we all know that these teams struggles on the long run, right now he needs a top playing team that all he needs to be doing is banging in goals, instead of defending and all sort, take Suarez and Martial for example. Advice for my kid bro is he should aim for a top English or Spanish team where he will get enough service and protection from officials, instead of going to Naples.Just a deep thought!

    • greenturf 12 months ago

      Going to Italy i reckon should make him stronger.The serie A is not all brute as most people are stereotyped to believe.Over the years there has been remarkable changes in officiating and playing style,but would take much longer for people to forget the serie A of old.

      Though i’m hoping he doesn’t stay longer than two seasons in Italy,because i think after a couple of years he should be ready for the challenges in better leagues of Spain or England.

      Good-luck Victor,we your fans are wishing you an injury free and better experience in Italy.

    • When is he getting married? I’m afraid of those French girls. They can ruin a man who is not on high alert! 

      Just a rambling thought. 

  • Finished with that, my brother. These guys must take a cue from people like Uzoho. I classified the thought as rambling because they are perfectly right to reject it. What if it’s neither in their short or long-term goals?