Osimhen Focuses On Charleroi Next Game After Defeat To Awoniyi’s Gent

Osimhen Focuses On Charleroi Next Game After Defeat To Awoniyi’s Gent

By Adeboye Amosu:
Nigeria forward, Victor Osimhen, has shifted his attention to Sporting Charleroi’s next Belgian Jupiler League clash against St Truiden after his goal feat failed to rescue his side from a 2-1 defeat to KAA Gent on Friday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Osimhen equalized for Sporting Charleroi in the 42nd minute of the encounter with his deflected shot from distance sailing into the net.

Tomas Chakvetadze had put Gent ahead in the 36th minute and grabbed the winning goal two minutes after the break.

Osimhen’s goal against Gent took his tally to six goals from six appearances in all competitions for Sporting Charleroi.

Focus now on st Truiden 💪🏽🔶,”reads a tweet on Osimhen’s Twitter handle.

Nigerian duo, Anderson Esiti and Taiwo Awoniyi were on parade for Gent in the game.

Esiti was on from start to finish in the game, while Awoniyi featured for nine minutes.

Osimhen who is on loan at Sporting Charleroi from German side, Wolfsburg will hope his impressive form in the Belgian League will help him challenge for a place in the Super Eagles.


  • Greenturf 3 months ago

    Good job Osimhen.
    After the youth world cup in 2015 which you deservedly won the goal adore and smashed recoreds as all time best scorer at fifa under 17 world cup,a lot of expectations from fans hoping to see you becoming the next big thing after the dismal of Rashidi Yekini r.I.p. but after slow development in Germany fans were getting skeptical until now.
    However you are still a young player and could get to the summit of your career if you are focused.
    Apparently,things are going well and you are performing well week in week out.
    This is the Victor we knew a killer in the box.Hopefully if you improve on this trend very soon you shall have the chance to stake a claim in the super eagles.
    Interestingly,we have five (5)inform strikers who are playing on regular basis in Europe and Asia.Ighalo,Musa,Success,Odey and Osimhen are in great shape and form.We never had it so good.
    God bless Nigeria!

    • Yes, add on Believe Iyayi Atiemwen of HNK Gorica. A team mate of Mohammed Musa, scoring regularly too.

      Plus our midfielders Mikel and Ndidi scoring this weekend as well

      • Ashy Slashy 3 months ago

        Add Rabiu Ibrahim,Anthony Okpotu,Samuel Mathias, Destiny Ashadi and Gbolahan Salami to the mix and the Super Eagles will go places. The future is really bright that I always have to wear my sunglasses.

        • RABiu Ibrahim last match 12th of August

          Anthony Okpotu injured and not expected back for 5 months (February)

          Samuel Mathias plays in a league that is not functioning. Has played maybe 4 matches in Aiteo cup since May this year.

          Destiny Ashadi see above, no competitive games since May

          Gbolahan Salami has not featured for his club yet. Last match beginning of September almost two months ago now.

          We need to pick players in form and who are competing regularly. Hence we should give Simon, Shehu, Etebo and Onyekuru plenty time to heal before bringing them back in.

          There are at least 40 players playing in the champions league, Europa league, top premiership leagues and in good clubs who are playing at a good level for 80/90 minutes sometimes twice a week. They are in good condition and hitting their peak. We can choose a squad of 23 from them.

          No need bringing players who are not featuring for their clubs or are injured or are not playing regular competitive football.
          It is for this reason I wouldn’t invite any Nigerian league players until the league has commenced and a minimum of three months have passed

    • Dr. Drey 3 months ago

      Who’s gonna place a bet with me that Osimhen will make the next SE list…? The guy is really having fun in Belgium at the moment, and i’m really happy for him. If anyone will replace Ighalo in the SE in the long term, it is this kid…not that one that spends his time chasing whores all around the streets of london and has only scored 1 league goal in 2 years

      • Ashy Slashy 3 months ago

        I will place the bet with you, lovey. Xxx

      • At the expense of Success? I wouldn’t doubt it but it would be a mistake. Took soon to rush Osimhen into the fray. Let him join the under 20s or under 23s who have a match in November also.

        Rushing players into the SE will not do us any favours. Sure he can be called up to train with the squad to give him experience, but match day team, I wouldn’t. It’s great to see him thriving in a formation that mirrors the Super Eagles though with a lone striker in front of three attacking players.

        The “class of 2015” him, Nwakali, Okonkwo, Chukwueze need to be handled carefully. Let’s buold them up at their own pace. Osimhen has struggled for 3 years simply because he was punching above his weight. Class of 2013 is beginning to shine, let’s give them their opportunity. 

        Life Na turnby turn.

      • Dr. Drey 3 months ago

        I quite agree with you Big D. The class of 2015 are beginning to emerge. They were really quite young (in african football context now) when they were rushed into that ill-fated u20 team that narrowly missed qualifying for the U20 AFCON last time out. But the very talented ones amongst them are in europe now and are maturing into the European game. The likes of Orji Okonkwo (Bologna), Halilu Zakari (HNK), Sam Chukwueze (Villareal), K. Nwakali (Porto B) and Osimhen (Chaleroi) are begining to mature enough for the rigors of pro-soccer. I even heard their goal keeper Akpan Udoh is in the reserves of a la liga team at the moment. But of the lot, Osimhen look more like the one who has firmly rooted his game and ready for big challenges, even though i support your motion that we should thread with caution. But if you recall that he used to be a regular call up of G rohr and has even made 2 substitute appearances for the SE, then you’ll know that the boy interests G. Rohr in one way or the other. Just as I said earlier, the boy looks like a long term holder of our no 9 position, he his young, level headed, disciplined, hungry, willing to learn and deadly – even though he doesn’t do gragra. And with the form he is in now (6 in 7 games) he’s one who can not be ignored. The ones still playing in reserves, B teams and first team benches can be made to pass through the U20’s and U23, but for a player like Osimhen…..dude has proven himself IMHO

      • Ashy Slashy 3 months ago

        Drey it is not fair. How can you diss Isaac Success so harshly. Stories of him sleeping with prostitutes are unfounded.
        You owe him and all well meaning fans an apology for such an outrageous comment.
        I mean, how can a pundit of your timber and calibre make such sick and fallacious statement.
        If you refuse to apologize, I will make sure you are banned from this forum for life.

        • Dr. Drey 3 months ago

          Typical Ashy…..U jam-talk too much as they say in nigeria. It is you who will owe me an apology after you read this link below:

          “Earlier in the year, the Nigeria international was caught in a messy web with three call girls in London, a scandal that hurt his image back home, after a sexual escapade went terribly wrong and lead to an arrest.”


          That episode was a widely publicized one that almost cost him his career. I wonder whc village you were living in that made u not catch that piece of news when it broke. Maybe your mummy was yet to buy you a smart phone as at then…!!!

          I dont post stuff from the figment of my imagination Sir. I post from my wealth of information and experience as an ex-football player, fan, reporter and avid follower of the game….mind you, i do not only follow nigerian players.

          Why would I needlessly malign Isaac Success….? Why…?

          I would just hope he keeps a level head and focus on his career. Footballing career is one of the shortest in the world. So every footballer has to make the best of it. With the way Success is living his life current;y, i seriously fear for him. He gets distracted by the spot light very easily and thinks he has achieved, where-as he’s not even started. The same watford where he’s scoring 1 league goal in 2 years is the same watford where the much hated ighalo was banging in goals left, right and centre while he was in england. I followed his career while he was still at Granada, studied his disposition and demeanor and i just told myself this guy would just be one of those flash in the pan players that will fade off in 3-4 years if he doesnt change his lifestyle and focus more on his football. Talent is zero when its not backed up with hardwork.
          Sometimes I just wish all our players can be as level headed as a certain Kanu Nwankwo.

  • for sure osimhen will make the list and be a starter or a super sub. but bet me, osimhen will not just make de list but will be ahead of kalu onyekuru simon success on dat flank. only the inteligent know dat osimhen will make de list against south africa. only de wise men .