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Osimhen Is A Trojan For Super Eagles  –Sports Minister

Osimhen Is A Trojan For Super Eagles  –Sports Minister

Nigeria’s sports minister, John Enoh has described Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen as a real trojan for the team.

He made this known on the backdrop of his social media rant against former Super Eagles head coach, Finidi George, which led to calls for Osimhen’s punishment.

However, in a chat with Eagle7 FM Radio, Enoh stated that he has told the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) not to make a pronouncement on this before they have engaged Osimhen. 

 

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“There has been a plethora of opinions on this,” he said on Eagle7 FM Radio.

“Osimhen is a Trojan for Nigeria, but it was a low.

“I told the NFF not to make a pronouncement on this before they have engaged Osimhen.

“This is so especially because these are not the best of times for Nigeria football and we have to manage a lot of things.

“The NFF have to be focused and not be distracted.”


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COMMENTS

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  • Michel 4 weeks ago

    As long as politicians are involved in sports,they will destroy it the way they have wrecked the country,osimehn played in the past WC playoff against Ghana and we couldn’t qualify,if not for the greediness of finidi gorge who knew quite well that he is a Sunday Sunday coach before taking a job he can’t handle,All these wouldn’t have happened..it’s all good,osimehn should go and head and do what he likes,he can as well beat up his teammates if he wishes

    • George okoh 4 weeks ago

      Leave Osihmen alone.Na the kindergarten coach Finidi cause all this problem.

      • Jacob 4 weeks ago

        George Okoh, I agree Findi is kindergarten coach with no much experience, but was it still kindergarten coach that caused Osimhen to abuse Victor Ikpeba after his training pitch kind of bicycle kick in front of empty net against Black stars of Ghana in an important world cup match? That miss cost us the world cup ticket.
        Victor Ikpeba made a comment on the decision as any other fan will say but him and his girlfriend started abusing Ikpeba a former APOTY.
        Don’t do like Nigerian parents when they too like their child no matter how stubborn the child is they don’t want to scold the child.

        There is a character issue with Osimhen sentiment apart. Finidi is not the first, Ikpeba’case came before Finidi’s own to tell you our Osimhen has inherent character( unnecessary outburst) issue.

        • Frank otey 4 weeks ago

          It is for the coach as a manager to.manqge plays of all character. That is Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsen Wenger are renowned as great coaches.Samson Siasia is known to be the most successful of Nigerian coaches. He knows how to manage ‘characters’. For Finidi, you cannot be a bully of local players and apply same tactic on professioanls

        • Noah Osakpolor Odion 2 weeks ago

          Now wey all of una wan kill Osimhen because of his outburst, how about his noble character of reaching out to Finidi to allow him come to camp so he can be with his teammates? How about Finidi’s wrong calculation of not allowing him only to later put blame on him when he failed? Make sentimental opinions nor kill of una for this matter ooo. Instead of you guys to advice Finidi and other AFCON 1994 heroes on how to manage characters,not feel insecure and learn from late Stephen Keshi how to do these things, na Osimhen matter una wan kpai put. Keshi managed Mikel, Emenike, and Vincent plus others and we won that AFCON 2013.

  • Footballfanatic 4 weeks ago

    Politicians just need to stay away from our football. I can’t remember the last reasonable sports minister we had. Small time now them go talk sey govt intervention and ban us. This is the same stupid sports minister who forced them to give an indigenous coach the job…Now he wants a world class coach. Awon oloshi

  • Olujimi Morgan 4 weeks ago

    This is a wise minister. Nigeria would have achieved more if he been in position with previous administrations. That Osimhen is a real Trojan for the Super Eagles cannot be doubted. He was a real team player and leader at Afcon. Our standard dropped when he played not fully fit in the semi and final. Additionally, its important from equity and fairness; and to ascertain the cause of any action to engage with the parties. Osimhen responded to a reported slur by Finidi, which the latter denied. Nevertheless, it was known before Finidi’s appointment these was a disagreement in the squad. Players had complained about the two friendly matches. Thereafter Acting Captain Ekong had declared himself fit and was not happy not to have been invited.

    Does anyone believe the players are not as worried as the most patriotic citizens at the greatly worsened chances of qualifying for the WC after the last two matches?

    Please let’s be sensible and not be prejudiced.

    And note we need a manager or senior coach that can help win sufficient points for a 1st place with automatic qualification or a top 2nd with a playoff opportunity.

    Naija no de carry last!

  • Oga minister should not have interfered in what was clearly a matter under NFF, does he need to tell them their duties?
    By this order he had revealed his stand as a biased umpire.
    I now understand why some players are not very serious with national assignment.

    • Abbey 4 weeks ago

      True talk, some people are very sentiment about the issue, that was what lead us to where we are now on the qualification. Nigeria are too sentimental about every issue. Respect they say is reciprocal

  • MONKEY POST 4 weeks ago

    TROJAN my ASS!

    Omo make them PUNISH the BASTARD!!!!

    How dare you RIDICULE a LEGEND before the WHOLE WORLD…..

    • MONKEY POST 4 weeks ago

      LMAO.TROJAN only against CHEAP
      ASS TEAMS like LESOTHO,SAO TOME, LIBERIA,SIERRA LEONE,CAPE VADE CENTRAL REPUBLIC and BENIN LMAO.but against GHANA,IVORY COAST etc we will not see that TROJAN in him. All we will see is him DISRESPECTING either IKPEBA, his ELDEST SISTER, BROTHER IN-LAW, his TEAM MATES or COACH… Hahahahahahahaha

      Their RASHIDI YEKINI, OBAGOAL, IGHALO in their time as real TROJANS never DISRESPECTED anybody….

      • MONKEY POST 4 weeks ago

        LMAO…this is a sport forum…it is only normal for one to discuss things relating to sports hence the discussion of how to manage indiscipline in the team not discussing how a basket of tomatoes that was 150 before has now turned 1 million etc… LMAO…….

        By the way END SARS na anybody mate?

        Has the Extortion a and so many brutality and injustice from the police and government stopped? No I guess…. lmao….. so the youths and citizens of Nigeria are trying… And will continue to try…we move

        • You are really a monkey…. This is monkey talking and only a monkey can post like this!!!

    • Godney Frank 4 weeks ago

      What senseless comment by a dirty mind. Why not bring your brother or anyone feom your family to come and replace Osimhen.

  • Which Trojan how goals as he scored for Nigeria? Can’t even remember when his goal made the difference. Very over pampered over rated disrespectful thing. Who cares if they pampered him but or not we shall see the indiscipline will end him SEBI he has won one Africa footballer of the year.

    • Don’t mind them, Osimhen doesn’t used to score goals like that, they just used politics to put him on record as the 3rd all time highest goal scorer for Nigeria behind Yekini and Odegbami , leveled with Aiyegbeni with fewer games compare to all of them.
      Chaii, Naija with Politics. It’s better we don’t invite him again.

      • Frank otey 4 weeks ago

        It is for the coach as a manager to.manqge plays of all character. That is Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsen Wenger are renowned as great coaches.Samson Siasia is known to be the most successful of Nigerian coaches. He knows how to manage ‘characters’. For Finidi, you cannot be a bully of local players and apply same tactic on professioanls

  • chuks haifa 4 weeks ago

    All these nonsense politicians talking rubbish. I can’t still figure out why that Osimehin has not apologised for his poor choice behaviours at this time. Let him continue living in fools paradise. I cry for Nigeria. If Osimehin insulted him, will he be calling him a trojan.

    • Golden Child 4 weeks ago

      Goo bless you, trojan ko, virus ni. Uncouthand player. If he insulted the honourable minister, will he be calling him trajan? Stamp out indiscipline, they will not hear.

  • John-1 4 weeks ago

    See useless comments from Nigerians. Na Osimhen una dey use shine???. Una mates dey protest for positive things in Kenya, una dey social media dey yang dust. You guys should channel this same energy to criminal INEC, criminal EFCC, Criminal Tinubu, APC and all the criminal Governors, Senators, House of rep members and looting politicians.

    • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

      Hahahahaha….I love this your clapback….LMAOoo

      They should keep biting trees over Osimhen.

      The naira will start appreciating against the dollar the moment Osimhen is banned from the SE….LMAOoo.

      They that wait for the downfall of Osimhen shall still be waiting when they’re 6ft down under….LMAOoo

      The boy was right by sending Ogun after them all….LMAOoo.

      Next time they will think twice before biting the tail of a tiger.

      • John-1 4 weeks ago

        Honestly, it’s so annoying. Nigerians are always looking for cheap targets to vent their frustrations and failures on while running away from major issues. Who is even Finidi? Most of us are old enough to remember his role in the ‘mafia era’. I remember a world cup Qualifier against Burkina Faso when Nigeria got a penalty. Oliseh (the mafia gang leader) visibly, forcefully and bullishly prevented Jay-Jay from taking it. He instead gave it to Finidi who blazed the penalty towards North Pole. Finidi knew Okocha was our penalty-taker, yet he agreed to Oliseh’s stupid behaviour. Finidi wasn’t a Saint during his playing days. Agreed, Osimhen went to far but he should just apologise and life goes on.

        And for those saying Vixtor Osimhen isn’t fit to lace Finidi’s boots; it’s either you guys are daft, clueless or both. In terms of trophies won, Finidi is ahead but in terms of individual achievements, Finidi is a small pikin when compared to Osimhen. Did Finidi win CAF player of the year or get into Balon D’Or top 10 players? Abeg mek una go rest!

      • The most annoying thing is that they are not addressing what started the whole drama….Osimhen was not in camp and was not part of the team that played those 2 games. Why Finidi mentioned his name, I don’t know. A good manager will not name any player to make a point like that. Good managers to a certain level are well educated to understand mental health and emotional intelligence and these are some of the ingredients lacking in out local coaches and especially Finidi Geaorge. Did he know that what he said about Oshimen would have destroyed the chemistry in the team and if he was to continue as the coach, it would be tough for him to manage that team. He denied saying what he said about Osimhen but he did not deny mentioning his name in the meeting. See, that minister was in that meeting and he knew what went down in the meeting and he’s saying all of these things to manage the crisis. Finidi started it all. Eeyan ni Victor na now. I see what Finidi did to the boy as betrayal of trust after the conversation the boy had with Finidi before camping for the games against SA and Benin Republic. He caused the boy to act the way he acted and no one can blame him for that. Respect is reciprocal, please….Finidi, you poked the bear….

  • MONKEY POST 4 weeks ago

    LMAO.TROJAN only against CHEAP
    ASS TEAMS like LESOTHO,SAO TOME, LIBERIA,SIERRA LEONE,CAPE VADE CENTRAL REPUBLIC and BENIN LMAO.but against GHANA,IVORY COAST etc we will not see that TROJAN in him. All we will see is him DISRESPECTING either IKPEBA, his ELDEST SISTER, BROTHER IN-LAW, his TEAM MATES or COACH… Hahahahahahahaha

    Their RASHIDI YEKINI, OBAGOAL, IGHALO in their time as real TROJANS never DISRESPECTED anybody….

    • And as he was not there how many una come beat the Lesotho and benin?

      • MONKEY POST 4 weeks ago

        Lmao…And As he was there how many him come help the team beat GHANA in the wc qualifiers and ivory coast in the final of afcon… lmao na just unnecessary bicycle kicks and 5 offsides in one minute we dey see everywhere… lmao..

  • MONKEY POST 4 weeks ago

    LMAO…this is a sport forum…it is only normal for one to discuss things relating to sports hence the discussion of how to manage indiscipline in the team not discussing how a basket of tomatoes that was 150 before has now turned 1 million etc… LMAO…….

    By the way END SARS na anybody mate?

    Has the Extortion and and so many brutality from the police stopped? No I guess…. lmao…..

    • Dr Banks 4 weeks ago

      @MONKEY POST, when are you gonna get some real sense into your coconut head?

      So you really want NFF to ban Osimhen? What punishment do you think Finidi deserve then? So he has a free right to lie in order to defend his failure but the poor Osimhen doesn’t have any right to defend himself however way he deemed fit?

      Now, what purpose do you think banning Osimhen will serve? 

      I used to think you have some sense before but now how know you never wish SE well at all, you take so much pleasure in failure of the SE that it makes you such a nonentity and a nuisance 

      Repent from your sin before its too late 

      • MONKEY PO$T 4 weeks ago

        @DR BANKS you have started again o.if I talk now you will say your late mother will come From hell fire to curse me in my sleep…

        No wahala I will let it slide likewise will I ignore anybody’s insults here targeted at me…

      • John-1 4 weeks ago

        Finidi should also be banished for destroying our world cup chances.

        • Kenneth 3 weeks ago

          Eheeeen, wetin happen to the first 2 draws that the eagles had before Finidi came in

          • John-1 3 weeks ago

            He made it worse. If he even got a draw against Benun, things won’t be this bad because Benin will have 5pts

    • MONKEY POST 4 weeks ago

      Hehehehehe they are getting tired of defending the boy’s bad character..lol.. they want to turn it into politics now… lmao…

  • MONKEY POST 4 weeks ago

    Hehehehe if I talk now with my bad mouth, somebody will say his mother that is in hell fire oops sorry heaven lmao..will visit me in my sleep tonight and place a curse on me…

    The person no go leave me alone now o…

    Okay…

    • MONKEY POST 4 weeks ago

      Hehehe I don dey follow one moron here comment since I join this forum from 2021 I discover say that particular person no get mind of him own…e get one particular person wey him sabi agree with whatever the person talk…(Him dey see am as god kind of or mr perfect in analysis and comments) highest highest dem go sitdan for middle if them see say the person over wrong…na fear of being attacked by that person or na inferiority complex…

  • Oga go ban am na.no dey here dey rant.

  • James 4 weeks ago

    I’m quite surprised by some of the comments am seeing here, like it or not Nigeria needs Osimen as much as he needs Nigeria. Let’s stop acting like we have better players littered all over the streets of Nigeria, we don’t, we are not England or Brazil. Let’s stop this pride thing and get our best to do their job.

    This same nonsense is also brewing in Athletics over Favour and Rosemary. Ban this ban that, when you ban everyone you go there and do it yourself.

    • Chima E Samuels 4 weeks ago

      Indiscipline of this generation is next to nothing because they started giving opportunities to poverty talented players. When they see money they go haywire. Ofili Favor is also doing nose filling and lips job after landing America just a season and half following her humble performances at the juniors that Earned her a scholarship to LSU. Now she can not run and complain alongside Talou for substandard arrangements at a recent pre Olympics program meets in a certain African country. Let them be made to pay heavy fines and a warning for future code of conduct.

  • Lol… Make I remind you wetin Osimhen talk that day to add salt to all of una injuries..
    “Ogun go kee any fans wey dey disturb me” “Ayelala kee all of una” hehehe!
    Some people are cursed already. From their comments, you go know. Dem dey always come out to say something contrary to people’s opinion.
    Lazy Youths.

  • Bad Precedent for Nigeria Football!

    Bunch of overrated players everywhere, same players who could not qualify for the last World cup suddenly become indispensable because they won African football player.

    So we go dey here dey idolise and glorify indiscipline!!!

    We’re here when Leon Balogun, one of our cerebral defenders was refused invitation to the national team on account of criticising NFF allegedly.

    The question wey I wan ask bi, if Osimhen were a low profile player of the Super Eagles would this have been our reactions.

    A player will go on social media and will be calling out his coach using such uncouth language over mere rumours from unverified quarters, all because he get hot temper or sey ehn bi Africa best. I don’t understand.

    All those wey dey support am, make Una dey advise your star boy well o. Make him nor carry this arrogance near Pep Guardiola or Xavi Alonso, because he’ll learn manners the hard way.

    Sometimes, we just dey dey overhype our players, all these guys don play reach Mo Sallah, or Sadio Mane? I know it’s been awhile we’ve seen top players in the national team, back in the era of Vintage Eagles, the squad was bursting to seams with classy players, everyone was a star player in his own right, the likes of SiaOne, Baba Yekiini, Dan the Bull, Finito, TJ, Victor Ikpeba, Emmanuel Amunike. There were other notable players Mike Obiku , Richard Onwubokiri scoring for fun in Portugal who never made it to the Super Eagles. Florishing forwards.

    The crop of players just need to thread cautiously!

  • Osimen can’t try this nonsense with his coach in italy.i wonder why some people are souporting him.last time he insulted ikpeba now Finidi that’s very bad.i shed tears after watching that video.

  • I still don’t understand finidi’s offense to deserve this hatred from Nigerians he failed to win his first two oficial matches which can happen to klop and guadiola.i’ve not see where they judge a coach with two matches.how many matches rohr won in his first matches? how many matches pesciro won in his first four matches? Let’s be sincere God is watching Finidi was not wrong.

    • @Stan, please, don’t bother yourself too much. Black people are like that. Especially Nigerians.
      Why do you think the heinous practice of slave trade thrived on the African continent for so long?

  • @TONY I wonder how some people reason even the PhD holders are not reasonable.

    • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

      In the eyes of a madman, a sane man is mad.

    • Chima E Samuels 3 weeks ago

      @Stan respect the word PhD because no idiot has such title on this thread going by their myopic standard of thinking since I have encountered the 419 son of a bitch on this forum. He not only lack morals but also full of tales and lies to gain sympathy and approval from a sport website that has nothing to offer but just news and rumours. Street boys will come here insulting accomplished people and parading in a syndicate form to fraternise and use every opportunity to spit trash on people you will not stand close in real.

      • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

        Hahahaha….PhD is a not word, you illiterate. It is an abbreviation of a title…One I am 100% sure no man in your lineage has ever acquired….LMAOoo

        Filthy illiterate…!

        If you are the one who feeds the rest of your family as you always brag here on this same “…sport website that has nothing to offer but just news and rumours…”, with that leprous refugee look of yours, I can imagine what the rest of your family looks like.

        Please read the poop you just spilled up there and help us make any sense of it….LMAOoo.

        And why does it sound like you are referring to yourself all through…? LMAooo

        I can see you really see yourself as accomplished……LMAOOo.

        Which wretched money-miss-road will not feel accomplished living “abroad” in a shack in Ghana, married to a Ghanaian lawyer and have recently obtained a Visa to travel to a Western country……LMAOoo.

        Does that ring a bell…?

        Sounds like someone’s boastful but unsolicited “…tales and lies to gain sympathy and approval from a sports website that has nothing to offer but just news and rumours…”

        Wretched condescending fool…!

        • zuka chris 3 weeks ago

          Dr. Drey Zukwanike…. Hahahaha! Happy New month to you bros. Na you be the VDM of this Space. I know so many people you sent to retirment because they dont come through with the truth in the matters arising.
          Baba, you are doing well.

          Dr. Drey, may I ask your opinion on 1. what are the possiblities of SE qualifying to the worldcup and 2. Now that its certain we are getting a new coach, what are your 5 Must-do list for him?

          • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

            Leave that fullgrown fool alone. He doesn’t know we have his dossier since the days of Kickoff Nigeria.

            As for the worldcup…I have zero expectations which means I will have zero disappointment at the end of the day.

            Some of us have talked enough on this forum before now…..but these riffraffs and e-rats who were still learning how to write loveletters when I got my first patent 2 decades ago where baring their filthy fangs on my propositions because their illiterate, poorly exposed, low, parochial-sentiments-filled IQs cannot wrap itself around common basic sense of organization, administration and management.

            It is now that they’ve bungled everything they and their tingod legends, fa offficials and minister are looking for distractions and who should be the fallguy for their failures.

            Bunch of Modern day misfits.

          • HAHAHAHAHAAHAHA @Dr Drey Shay na only you day this forum abi ahahaahahahahah!!.. See how you are talking to yourself again nawa oooo!.. @Zuka Chris or @Festus any way you like continue lol!!

          • Kenneth 3 weeks ago

            Another ass-licker or used fake name being used. Who are those he sent on retirement. Yeye dey smell

  • Kenneth 3 weeks ago

    Minister abeg how many brown envelopes dem don send to you to quash this matter. I hope he come hurling insults at you one day and then i would like to know what your reaction would be. Obviously you part of those who set finidi up.

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