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Osimhen Named In Lille 18-man Squad For Nantes Clash

Osimhen Named In Lille 18-man Squad For Nantes Clash

Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen has been named in Lille 18-man squad for Sunday’s French Ligue 1 clash against Nantes, reports Completesports.com.

Osimhen joined Lille from Belgian club, Sporting Charleroi last week, penning a five-year contract.


The Nigeria international only started training with the Les Dogues this week.

The 20 -year-old will look to start his career with Lille on a resounding note following an impressive spell with Charleroi last season where he scored 20 goals in 38 league appearances.

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Lille finished in second position behind Paris Saint-Germain in the league last

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  • Victor come on we ur brothers will be in the stadium to support u.me and odogwu na france and pascal with osisi ego,

  • Ugwudede 2 years ago

    Not just that he started the game, he went on to score two goals and was awarded MOM in his first game in France. guys this boy is good

  • Mbanabaragu 2 years ago

    Good one Osimhen, we are proud of you.

  • Osihme on target congratulations.
    Pls those who watched the math , was he a lone striker or did he have a supporting striker like #8 and #9?
    Did his team play two holding midfielders like Rhor or did they play two attaking midfielders?

    The same questions i have about Okere of Club Brugge.

    The reason am asking these simple questions is to know whether Rhor’s defensive pattern will help or hurt these guys when they come to the SE.

  • Oshimen just scored the only two goals for Lille in his season debut. This is a guy that hasn’t even trained with this squad for more than 2-3weeks if that. I know it’s neither here or there but the fact Rohr did not even consider using him as a back up to when Ighalo was obviously tired at AFCON, plus had to be clamored to before he even thought it wise bring in Chuckwueze yet said Simon was better defense wise when every modern coach worth their salt knows attack is best form of defense as you have your opponents pinned back in their half and you play on front foot. I have nothing against Rohr, no stakes in anything other than enjoyment of the game but from what I see I think he has reached his peak with the SE. He has greatly improved the team and brought in a lot of positives from where it was when he started. But if the SE is to play good attacking and winning mentality football either coach has to change or he has to change his approach. That 3rd game against Madagascar I personally would have changed the whole SE forward line with Onyekuru, Oshimen and Chuckwueze, tried Kalu too. That way would have started getting them in the rythym of the competition using an inconsequential match and at same time getting new options for attack in case need to change patterns. Low and behold Algerian coach read our game in the semis and shut us down practically. There is no room for timid coaches in today’s football. Look at the man city and Liverpool, even ajax. Countries that play well all front foot attacking teams that wouldn’t hesitate to rain you down with goals if you let them. SE fans have to be honest this present players is too talented for the style of play and results though ok we have produced so far. I would give Rohr one more year since this team is definitely better than the WC team and a lot of the players are finding their niche plus the staff has footage to make informed decisions. Go check out what Marco Silva everton had to say about Iwobi you would think he has been coaching him for years. Most coaches have a playing philosophy and they search for players with the skill set and player profile to make it happen. Just my 2cents.

  • And he didn’t just become good in France,he’s been this good for a couple of years now. Awoniyi too.
    That they are not in big clubs at a time,is usually not their fault and it doesn’t mean,they have lost quality. I wonder why people laugh at Kelechi Nwakali,as if he has lost quality,when they look at the club he plays for.Timr and chance happeneth to them all. When Kelechi and his brother too,get a big break we start celebrating,as if their quality just came alive.I wish many know better.
    Look don’t joke with players who excelled in age grade competitions,esp those coached by coaches who played the Nigerian way,eg Siasia or Amunike. They are sound and easily fit into the Super Eagles. They know the pressure already.

    So no surprise Victor scored today,in training at Lille he’s been that good. He started for Lille that lost Pepe to Arsenal. It’s not like he had a proper pre-season o,that’s an amazing feat!
    But a Rohr says the boy is too weak,he needs to build strength. And I’m wondering can’t you maximize he’s other qualities? That’s a “assassin” in front of goal.

    But like I’ve said,it’s a philosophy thing,that’s why the gaffer won’t rate players like Osimhen much. Ighalo retiring,I think is a blessing in disguise,then the Bayern training program should help the coach’s thinking.
    Kudos Victor, it’s long overdue sef. Light up your world jare.