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Osimhen: ‘I’m Happy With UCL Opportunity As Lille Player; Will Emulate Enyeama, Osaze’

Osimhen: ‘I’m Happy With UCL Opportunity As Lille Player; Will Emulate Enyeama, Osaze’

Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen can’t wait to fulfil one of his longstanding ambition of playing in the highly glamorous UEFA Champions League after completing a move to French Ligue 1 outfit, Lille, reports Completesports.com.

Osimhen, 20, penned a five-year contract with the Les Dogues on Thursday morning following a successful medical.


The young striker arrived Lille with a huge reputation after scoring 20 goals in 36 league appearances for Belgian club, Sporting Charleroi last season.

Lille finished in second position in the French Ligue 1 behind moneybags Paris Saint Germain last season, and will compete in the Champions League in the 2019/2020 season.

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And Osimhen who made one appearance for Nigeria’s Super Eagles at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt can’t wait to kick a ball in the competition for his new club.


“One of my biggest dreams when I was a kid is to play in the UEFA Champions League and I can’t wait to be part of the competition,” Osimhen told Completesports.com on Thursday.

“It’s a new club, new challenge and new experience for me, but I am sure I will be equal to the task. ”

The former VFL Wolfsburg player also hopes to emulate the duo of Peter Odemwingie and Vincent Enyeama who had a successful stints at Lille.

“The LOSC is a very good club with a quality project which includes high class players, even more in recent years. Great Nigerian players have also played here. I would like to join their lineage and follow their footsteps,” he told the club’s website in a separate interview.

“I am very happy to be here and to join this great club that is the LOSC. I am still young, I am learning and I think that this project suits me perfectly to continue to progress. ”

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • I trust french journalists,they will help to push u even higher,just do ur job on the field u will see,

  • Sam Igwe 2 years ago

    This is good one for this lad and Nigerian football. Odion has retired, another great striker is rising!

  • Gone are the days where our beloved players will be going to Ukraine, turkey,Finland,Malta etc.
    We’ve seen real transfers under Rohr in recent times… especially to French League.
    Now we have Kalu, Osimhen, Maja and soon will be Onyekuru to Monaco…don’t forget Awaziem once played there on loan too.
    …No more Generaspor, jargonsrzpor, fire house in Jamaica…these are real clubs

    • Stanley 2 years ago

      You get sense guy, very correct. I just hope people would understand the impact of this coach (Rhor).

  • Congrats boy..a player seen as very fragile and falls easily in training but going to a top 5 league and playing Champions League football

  • Thumb up for Victor for hard work in front of goal last season while Rohr has his own accolades for good managerial skills that propel some SE players to higher level. I hope Victor keeps his head up

  • what are these ones even saying?? saying total jagons.

    new drogba i can’t wait for to out match mbappe to win golden boot, though its ur 1st season, i will be glad even if you come out 3rd goal scorer… love you “new drogba.”