Odion Ighalo has labelled Victor Osimhen the future of Nigerian football, reports Completesports.com.
Ighalo retired from international football following his superlative showing for the Super Eagles at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt where he emerged top scorer with five goals.
Osimhen has now emerged the team’s new marksman with four goals in nine appearances.
The former Wolfsburg striker has also been in scintillating form for his French sideLille this season, scoring 18 goals and recording six assists in 38 appearances in all competitions for Les Dogues.
“I talk to Osimhen, he’s a very nice boy. He’s a good guy. We talk, not almost every day, but almost every time I advice him,” Ighalo told Elegbete TV.
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“He’s the future of Nigerian football. He’s the future, he’s going to do so well in football. I always advise him to keep calm, keep working hard and the guy is going to be a celebrity, you know.
“He came to watch our game against Club Brugge in Belgium because it’s closer to where he lives, he messaged me he was going to come so I gave him my jersey, and in fact he brought his own jersey for me, too.
“Osimhen is a nice boy, we’re from the same place. I love him, he’s down to earth, he’s hard working, he has a future and he has the mentality of a winner, that’s what I love about him. He has that lion’s heart.
“I love him, I just want him to keep working hard the way he’s doing, he’s going to break so many records in Europe and Nigeria.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.