Osimhen building a kingdom for himself in France


After impressing in Dnipro for Nigeria in mid-week against Ukraine (where he scored 1 goal and caused several problems for Ukraine's defenders) , Victor Osimhen has confidently taken the same form to his club in France by registering his name on the scoresheet once in 39 minutes in his team's 2:1 victory Angers yesterday.

By so doing, the 20-year-old becomes the first player to score at least five goals in his first five French top-flight games since Italian bad boy Mario Balotelli achieved similar feat some seasons back - 2016 to be precise.

Known for his great hold up play, his ability to link play between his wingers and midfielders, his pace and determination, Osimhen is fast becoming a house hold name in France top division.

The Nigeria international has wagered a claim to achieve one of the best Ligue 1 starts an African player has ever managed.

Osimhen who now has five goals from five Ligue 1 appearances after scoring two goals each against

Nantes and Saint Etienne, is fast coming a fan-favourite.

Lille, were in need of a attacking lynchpin after the departure of Nicholas Pepe to Arsenal, Osimhen has thus far thrived into that role and delivered wonderfully well, Osimhen is fearless, confident and an opportunist, last season he bagged 12 goals in 25 starts for Sporting Charlerio in Belguim.

Back in Nigeria it is believed that he would be the new number 9 after Odion Ighalo hanged up his boot after the Nations cup.

Osimhen will obviously need to bring his club form into the Super Eagles. And as seen in the match against Ukraine, he’s very much up to the task.

His height and balance will be a great asset for the Eagles.

The former youth international is expected to lead the French outfit’s attacking line when they face Ajax in Tuesday’s Champions League opener at Johan Cruyff Arena before taking on Rennes on Sunday, hopefully his goal scoring rampage will continue.


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